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1214709.  Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:14 pm Reply with quote

So, being a teacher I showed the new part of the 1342 book to some other teachers. Having a particularly horsey teacher (in persuasion not features) I showed the fact on page 134 about a twitter being an abscess on a hoof. She yelled WRONG. So we checked on the site and got linked to a fact about lemonade not horses. So disappointing.

1215056.  Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:27 am Reply with quote

Try reading a bit further down the page. Once you get past Mrs Beeton's recipe for lemonade, it suggests all sorts of other uses for lemons. In particular, suggestion number 4 talks about lame horses and mentions 'a treatment for “Twitter bone”, which “makes a horse very lame and unfit for work”.'

The author of the page says that they don't know what the modern equivalent is, but the response at the bottom of the page says that, upon reading the entire article mentioned in point 4, they found that "a ‘Twitter bone’ is a form of hoof abscess, formed by gravel digging into the hoof."

Hope that helps.


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