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Felonious Mule

The 1948 book A Rocket in My Pocket: The Rhymes and Chants of Young Americans includes a funny rhyme about a donkey who mistakes a zebra for a felonious mule. This is part of a complete episode.

Pat and Charlie Folktale

There’s a story in the African-American folktale tradition about two tired mules named Pat and Charlie. Here’s a version from American Negro Folktales by Richard Dorson. This is part of a complete episode.

Dog Chewing Waspers

What does it mean to look like a dog chewing waspers? Or like a possum eating persimmons? And what does it mean when someone says, “He was grinning like a mule eating briars”? These idioms, which have been recorded in Kentucky and...


mule  n.— «One bill that made it out of the House and is headed to the Senate is the licensing of utility vehicles commonly called mules or gators. This will allow the vehicles, slightly larger than a golf cart but usually with an enclosed...