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Heritage is made up of the details

Ben Franklin said that to call an American an Englishman was like calling an ox a bull — he appreciates the compliment, but he’d rather have back what is rightfully his.
If you understand what has to be removed from a bull to make it into an ox, you understand.
Ben probably never commented about what the feeling is for horses that are called an ox, but presumably they would not appreciate it — especially if they were NOT geldings!
At any rate, this past week the Tribune sort of called horses oxen in connection with the early farming monument that ...

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