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Don't You Dare Call Mutton Bustin' "Wool Riding"

Part of me loves this Modern Farmer article about mutton bustin', because looking at pictures of small children getting busted by some mutton is always a good time. But part of me also hates it, because it claims that mutton bustin' is also known as "wool riding." That's a foul, Modern Farmer!

OK, fine, mutton bustin' may technically be known as "wool riding" within certain segments of society, but that doesn't mean that we should ever call it that. Would you call the Grand Canyon "that big fissure in Arizona?" Would you call the Super Bowl "the NFL championship game?" Would you call an Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion "a fried onion dish?" You would not.


There are two things that are great about mutton bustin': the mutton, and the bustin'. Let's not forget that.

Photo via Modern Farmer/Sam Battles

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