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    :?: F you and the horse you rode in on?

    Coming from Sweden, perhaps I've missed this connection to the real world or perhaps an old movie or so, but I seem to find the quote "Fuck you and the horse you rode in on" in several of Stephen Kings books. For example It and Lisey's story (smuck), and I'm pretty certain it was mentioned by Jake or Eddie somewhere in the DT series as well.

    Is this just an old saying, or is it King that's just really fond of using it?

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    It's an old and very popular saying. The first word can be tamed down (e.g. Screw you...) Citations have been found from the early 1970s, and the phrase was possibly current during the Korean War in the 1950s.

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    Too bad whoever made up the saying isn't making money off of it.

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    My dad was in the habit of saying this to friends after a few drinks when I was a teenager.

    I always thought it was cool as hell.

    As far as why it works, I think that the idea of not just saying "fuck you" but also saying it to the horse you rode in on is a double wham.
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    What Matt said. Its a huge double insult. You really have to hate someone to tell their horse to fuck off.

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    Seriously!

    What did the horse do?!?!
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    HE WAS THERE, THAT'S WHAT HE DID!

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    Guilt by association!

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    The "horse you rode in on" part is used to tell someone to basically "Get off their high horse," with someone who is using a "high horse" attitude being a person who believes themself to be superior to others, kind of like the hero Cowboy who rides into town in old western movies.
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    Wow! Not to me, the horse was just always a double slam to the traditional fuck you.

    My dad would say it when he lost a hand at poker, fondest memories of my child hood.
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    Yeah as chris said, the "horse you rode in on" is implying that the person its said to are coming from a high and righteous position

    So its the same as saying "Fuck you, and you're full of shit"
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    it also seems to me that the additional, enhanced insultiveness comes from the invective being detailed. There's difference between saying, "I f**ked your sister" and "Last night I f**ked your sister till she screamed". Details lend plausibility, thus making the insult hard to deny, and the act of insulting irreversible.

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    Yes, but if you want to be a real ass, you say fuck you and the horse you rode in on, and the dog that followed you into town.

    Yeah, I grew up in a tough crowd.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    it also seems to me that the additional, enhanced insultiveness comes from the invective being detailed. There's difference between saying, "I f**ked your sister" and "Last night I f**ked your sister till she screamed". Details lend plausibility, thus making the insult hard to deny, and the act of insulting irreversible.
    And the horse she rode in on?


    Anyhow, I think I've gotten my answer. Cheers everyone. It felt a bit too good of a saying to have been originated by King (and be a sort of reference between books).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Yes, but if you want to be a real ass, you say fuck you and the horse you rode in on, and the dog that followed you into town.

    Yeah, I grew up in a tough crowd.
    I love that!

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    I always took the "horse" part literally.

    That would explain the police car and the fine from the ASPCA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nordh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    it also seems to me that the additional, enhanced insultiveness comes from the invective being detailed. There's difference between saying, "I f**ked your sister" and "Last night I f**ked your sister till she screamed". Details lend plausibility, thus making the insult hard to deny, and the act of insulting irreversible.
    And the horse she rode in on?




    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I always too the "horse" part literally.

    That would explain the police car and the fine from the ASPCA.
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    why have i never seen this thread before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I always too the "horse" part literally.

    That would explain the police car and the fine from the ASPCA.
    But in your case, Jon, wouldn't it be "Fuck you and the sheep you rode in on!"?

    Oh wait . . . "rode" could really be misinterpreted here . . .

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    I would like to contribute something to this conversation about naughty words:

    CHINGA TU MADRE PINCHE PUTA PENDEJO CABRON!
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    there, even if u dont know what it means (and I do) mexican-spanish cursing just has more oomph than anything in english
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    I recognize just enough words to know you insulted someone's mother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUBE View Post
    I recognize just enough words to know you insulted someone's mother.
    the english equivalent is calling someone a horny-whorish-goat who fucks their mother

    followed by a healthy cry of "n fuck yourself 2!"

    sounds more wrong en espanol though

    for the record I wasnt directing it at anyone in particular
    if the worlds gonna end then let's get it over with, i got shit to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Yes, but if you want to be a real ass, you say fuck you and the horse you rode in on, and the dog that followed you into town.

    Yeah, I grew up in a tough crowd.
    We said fuck you, the horse you rode in on, and the fleas that infest it.
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    I've always been fond of Vonnegut's "Why don't you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut?" which he uses frequently in Slapstick.

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