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What does the term donkey years means

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Asked by Satya Pandey, 29 Oct '10 03:31 pm
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This is an example of an expression that has altered its spelling over time. "Not for donkey's ears" means not for a very long time and refers to the length of a donkey's ears. However, they gradually stretched from the "donkey" and turned "ears" into "years". The meaning of the expression is the same, if it does make rather less sense than the original. 2. Because donkeys tend to plod along slowly, they take a long time to complete a task or journey. Therefore, a donkey year takes a long time to elapse.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 29 Oct '10 03:50 pm

 
  
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May coz donkey's tend to plod slowly, take a long time to complete a task or journey. Therefore, a donkey year takes a long time to elapse.
Answered by beena john, 29 Oct '10 03:35 pm

 
  
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A hyperlink is a graphic or a piece of text in an Internet document that can connect readers to another webpage, or another portion of a document. Web users will usually find at least one hyperlink on every webpage. The most simple form of these is called embedded text or an embedded link.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 29 Oct '10 03:38 pm

 
  
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Donkey's years is now the more commonly used slang term when meaning 'a long time', but donkey's ears, although used little in recent years, has been a jokey alternative for some time - certainly from the early 20th century, viz. E. V. Lucas' Vermilion Box, 1916:
"Now for my first bath for what the men call 'Donkey's ears', meaning years and years."

This slightly pre-dates the earliest printed version that I can find of donkey's years, in the US newspaper The Bridgeport Telegram, 1923:
Answered by jakir hussain, 29 Oct '10 03:35 pm

 
  
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Taking long long time to finish a simple job
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 29 Oct '10 03:32 pm

 
  
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