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AliceChen
''black sheep'' = ''black goat''? In the novel A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE,there's a frase goes:... During one of their louder quarrels, when Catelyn was eight, Lord Hoster has called Brynden "the black goat of the Tully flock."..... In my understanding, Brynden is the "black sheep " of the Tullys'. So, does "black sheep" equal to "black goat"???
Feb 19, 2012 12:35 PM
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I am not sure why you make that assumption. "Black sheep" means a non-conforming member of a family, a flock, to complete the idiom in this case. The term may even mean someone who is disfavored. "Black goat" is not an idiom with which I am familiar.
February 19, 2012
I've got no idea what a "black goat" is. My feeling is that it is not the same as a "black sheep".
February 19, 2012
Yes.
February 19, 2012
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