There are a number of different meanings for this word in horse culture. The earliest recorded usage is in an Anglo-Saxon poem by the ninth century, where the horse “must obey his will. He thinks and fights only for his master.” The meaning of “must” in modern English is much more flexible. A common and widespread meaning for NAP as a verb is “to do something with” or “to act out” without regard to what the action is. Thus, in English, you can get NAP as the verb “must” which implies doing something without regard to what the action is. However, the phrase “to act NAP” is usually reserved for situations that are completely determined by the horse’s will.
The phrase “to act NAP” is often used as an expression of disgust with a person, place, thing, or performance (see the example below). If the NAP implies behavior that is totally determined by the horse’s will, one should generally avoid using it unless the meaning is clear.
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It was about 10 years ago that one of my most prized possessions from my youth, my old R4, got smashed up. This led to the loss of the most prized artifact from my past: the R4 Voodoo Disk.
That’s my R4 on this page.
The R4 was my favorite game console from the late 70’s, the console I would play while hanging out with friends, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I thought the little plastic discs were so special, they were like Christmas ornaments. Even years prior I used the R4 to watch old TV shows. I still have an R4 to this day and have loved every minute of its life.
My R4 is now in the custody of the Maryland Department of Education to be refurbished. That will allow me to buy it back and play it again, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets destroyed somehow.
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