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gentleman glassmaker
602010.  Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:12 am Reply with quote

A hinney is the result of a horse stallion mating with a female donkey - a jenny, or burro or donkey ( a male donkey is a mule!).
If a male donkey breeds with a female horse ( mare), the result is a molly or a Mare mule!
All a bit of a mare's next if you get it wrong!

602032.  Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:58 am Reply with quote

Hinny. No Es for them.

602045.  Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:14 am Reply with quote

You mean they're not party animals?

gentleman glassmaker
602054.  Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:45 am Reply with quote

Thanks, sorry no "e"!

602136.  Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:22 pm Reply with quote

gentleman glassmaker wrote:
( a male donkey is a mule!).

No it isn't. A male donkey is a jack*. A mule is the cross of a female horse and a male donkey.

*Hence the phrase, "it ain't worth jack shit"**.


602142.  Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:57 pm Reply with quote

I think it's also a term of endearment in Northumbria, although possible with more links to the Scots 'hen'.

As in the traditional song, "D'ye ken Elsie Marley, hinny?"

gerontius grumpus
611993.  Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:21 pm Reply with quote

Singin Hinnys are delicious, a kind of flat griddle scone with currants in, eaten with melted butter. Mmmmm..


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