Do goats get angry then?

Can’t say that I’ve noted so but:

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro accused of being ‘as mad as a goat’

Maybe Latin America is different?

16 thoughts on “Do goats get angry then?”

  1. It is a common Colombian (and I guess Venezuelan) insult
    “tan loco como una cabra” (as mad as a goat). I have no idea where it comes from.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    I am pretty sure Middle Eastern goats get angry.

    Maybe Latin America has the same problems? I mean, we think all the women look like Salma Hayek but perhaps they don’t or at least they don’t put it about.

  3. The Meissen Bison

    I have no caprine insights to offer but suggest ‘mad’ as in ‘loopy’ as opposed to the American ‘mad’ as in ‘angry’.

  4. Madura needs to be hanged and those interested can listen to him ramble about his mental state before he gets dropped thro’ the trap.

  5. Here in Spain, “está como una cabra’ (He’s like a goat) meaning crazy (in all its senses).

  6. He could have been “as mad as a fish”, or “as mad as a box of frogs” or, slightly less esoterically “as mad as a hatter”.

    But I guess a goat will do just fine.

    Isn’t the English language a wonderful thing?

    No wonder all these foreigners want to learn it.

  7. I don’t know about goats, but I once had a llama at London Zoo yell all kinds of nasty stuff at me.

    All I said was “Miaow!”…

  8. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Maduro isn’t mad. He’s just incredibly stupid and evil. I really, really hope they do a Ceaușescu on him.

  9. I used to have a schoolteacher who looked like a goat. Any references to them certainly made him angry.

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