Little 10-year-old Freddie goes for a long weekend with his uncle, a wealthy farm owner. One evening, as Uncle John and his wife are entertaining guests with cocktails, they are interrupted by an out-of-breath Freddie who shouts out, "Uncle John! Come Quick! The bull is fucking the cow!"
Uncle John, highly embarrassed, takes young Freddie aside and explains that a certain amount of decorum is required. "You should have said, 'The bull is surprising the cow'- not some filth picked up in the playground," he says. A few days later, Freddie comes in again as his aunt and uncle are entertaining. "Uncle John! The bull is surprising the cows! The adults share a knowing grin. Uncle John says, "Thank you Freddie, but surely you meant to say the cow, not cows. A bull cannot surprise' more than one cow at a time, you know..."
"Yes, he can!" replies his obstinate nephew. "He's fucking the horse!"