Where did the expression horse hockey come from? (a euphemism for horseshit). A form of street hockey played in winter with frozen horse droppings left behind by horse drawn delivery waggons, popular in Canada and some Northern parts of the United States during the economic depression of the 1930s.
What is the name of horse hockey? Polo is a horseback ball game, a traditional field sport and one of the world’s oldest known team sports. The game is played by two opposing teams with the objective of scoring using a long-handled wooden mallet to hit a small hard ball through the opposing team’s goal.
What does Bull hockey mean? The term bull hockey is used when calling someone’s bluff or calling something nonsense. In other words, if you think a person is telling a tall tale you might respond by saying, “Bull hockey! I know your cow didn’t actually jump over the moon.”
Why polo is called the hockey on horse? Because the game was played in hot weather, “a supply of brandy and soda-water will be found not only very grateful and refreshing, but most necessary …” The term “hockey on horseback” was used for a number of years, gradually losing out to “polo,” which originated with “pulu,” the word that Tibetans used for the game.