Luis M. Gonzalez wrote:
> Peter Hansen wrote:
>>Gerhard Haering wrote:
>>>On Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 09:06:21AM -0400, Peter Hansen wrote:
>>>>I'm not familiar with this expression.  What do you mean by "black horse"?
>>>Maybe "the Ferrari of pythonic frameworks" (black horse on yellow
>>>background being the symbol of Ferrari).
>>I know there are "black sheep" in some families, and "dark horse
>>candidates".  Also yellow-bellied sapsuckers.  There's a "black horse"
>>fish in the Mississippi valley (also, quite coincidentally, of the
>>sucker family).  Not entirely sure that was the intended connotation. :-)
> I'm used to make those mistakes too...
> This mailing list taught me more English than Python for sure.
> I read the expression "Dark horse contender" many times, and i guess it
> has some reminiscence from medieval times and the cavalry stories.
> It meaning is something like the "unknown that could be the new champ",
> someone intriguing and mysterious who doesn't unveil its skills untill
> showtime. Am I right?
> Cheers,
> Luis
You're right on!.

Colin W.

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