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Definition also from Wikipedia: "Jog trot, as seen in western horses, is a slow, relaxed trot lacking the suspension of a working trot and with shorter strides. It is easy to ride because there is less "bounce". The head of the horse is carried low while the hindquarters are engaged and underneath the horse, and there is less impulsion than in a dressage-style collected trot."
Gosh, I never knew. How much smoother the ride would've been had we taught our horses how to jog trot!
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jin·go[jing-goh] Show IPA noun, plural jin·goes, adjective noun
a person who professes his or her patriotism loudly and excessively, favoring vigilant preparedness for war and an aggressive foreign policy; bellicose chauvinist.
According to an article from the Smithsonian, when it seemed inevitable that the U.S. would become involved in World War I, the Anti-'Preparedness' committee used the stegosaurus as the mascot along with a slogan to go with it: “All Armor Plate – No Brains” beneath it as a jab at those who preferred trench warfare to diplomacy.
Too bad the world has one too many jingos. WWI was such a brutal, cruel war on so many levels. That's all I'm going to say here-I'm not trying to be political at all. I just thought that this was such an interesting word-stumbling upon it. It's one of those words that when you listen to how it sounds when being said and then discover what it means, your senses are jarred. At least, mine were.
JUNK (as in CHINESE)
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Pretty cool with what Wikipedia has to say about the Chineses junk ships:
"Junks were efficient and sturdy ships that sailed long distances as early as the 2nd century AD. They incorporated numerous technical advances in sail plan and hull designs that were later adopted in Western shipbuilding.
The historian H. Warington Smyth considered the junk one of the most efficient ship designs, stating that "As an engine for carrying man and his commerce upon the high and stormy seas as well as on the vast inland waterways, it is doubtful if any class of vessel… is more suited or better adapted to its purpose than the Chinese or Indian junk, and it is certain that for flatness of sail and handiness, the Chinese rig is unsurpassed."
Did you know that the junk ship was one of the most efficiently designed ships? I didn't!
In the case of this image, the hard, broken glass juxtaposed against the lace curtain is most certainly a contradiction.