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Re: Hold her Newt, she's a headin' for the meadow

Posted by David FG on July 10, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Hold her Newt, she's a headin' for the meadow posted by Smokey Stover on July 10, 2005

: : Hold her Newt, she's a headin' for the meadow ...... Has anyone ever heard this phrase used and in what context? I seem to remember my grandmother saying this when we kids were getting out of hand - maybe in reference to a horse needing to be restrained from bolting away? Thanks for any insight.

: What insight? Your granny had all the insight needed, and a sense of humor as well. Not a common phrase, but pretty self-explanatory. As for the animal involved, whether horse or pig or cow--well, you can fill in the blank with anything--even a little kid. SS

'Newt' is a name given to several species of Salamandar in the UK (Great Crested, Palmate and Smooth newts in the UK itself): am I right in thinking that this is not familiar to US readers?

DFG