Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jenny Who?

Did you know that a female donkey is called a Jenny? And if you're a female donkey in certain parts of the world (western Canada, for example) people might even call you a Jennet. The word Jennet takes root in the Spanish language (sometimes spelled "genet") and dates back to the Middle Ages, when people used the word to refer to a small horse.

Male donkeys have two nick names: Jack and John. A Jack refers to an in-tact male donkey that is able to breed, while a John is a castrated male donkey that is unable to breed.

Pop quiz: Can you guess if I am a Jenny, Jack, or John? Comments?

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