Flogging a dead horse
- It builds up the biceps, AIDS, and respiration.
- It provides useful flogging practice.
- The horse in question is already dead, so it can't kick the crap out of you.
- It keeps you from watching the Sarah Silverman Program.
- It breaks the ice at parties.
- If you flog a dead pig, no one in the farming community will ever take you seriously again.
- It gives some people a purpose in life.
- It tenderizes the meat so that the inevitable consumption of the horse (possibly by the flogger) would be more pleasant.
- In some restaurants in India, kids can flog a horse so their family can eat.
- Don't Go to Russia they will try and flog you a dead 6 year old.
- In russia dead horse flog you.
- Old people use this saying in Russia we have old people culling.
first - a joke
What is the difference between a pile of rocks and a pile of dead babies? You can't move the rocks with a pitchfork.
Flogging a live horse
Flogging a live horse has no virtue. No matter what the horse stole, flogging it won’t change its mind on the matter. When a horse strays from the path of the righteous into the lovely fresh grassy fields of crime, nothing is going to bring it back, not even a lump of sugar or the threat of a firing squad. But you know all of this already from reading Dostoyevsky. (If you don't know all of this from reading Dostoyevsky, create a page on him and read it.)
The phrase has its origins in the Middle Ages, which is when dead horses were plentiful and people were bored. The practice has diminished, however, with the introduction of high street banks and daytime television. None the less newly created cooking shows has been partially successful in resurrecting this once artful practice. Nietzsche somehow contracted syphillis in a horse-flogging-related incident.