Why cutting off the tail off someone's horse used to be a huge insult

During the Middle Ages, horses were a symbol of wealth, power — and manliness. So, if you really, really, wanted to hurt a guy, you could hit him where it hurt the most — by cutting off his horse's tail. » 2/10/14 2:20pm 2/10/14 2:20pm

What's the greatest put-down in science fiction history?

Science fiction and fantasy require a lot of imagination and cleverness — so it's not surprising there are some epic insults in the genre. But what's the most cunning insult in all of science fiction and fantasy? » 12/31/13 2:00pm 12/31/13 2:00pm