A Georgia caller says when her grandfather had to make a sudden stop while driving, he’d yell “hold ‘er Newt, she smells alfalfa!” This phrase and variations like “hold ‘er Newt, she’s a-headin’ for the pea patch!” and “hold ‘er Newt, she’s headin’ for the barn!” allude to controlling a horse that’s starting to bolt for a favorite destination. The name Newt has long been a synonym for “dolt” or “bumpkin.” This is part of a complete episode.
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