In this standup comedy(around 10:39 in the link):

He said: "Not all horses are Trojan horses".

What does it mean here? I know what Trojan horse is literally but doesn't see why horse is brought up here.

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So it turns out, not all horses are Trojan horses.

I know that now.

That was a messy afternoon.

The joke here is that someone gave him a horse, which he assumed was a Trojan horse, so he cut it open to get at the soldiers hiding inside. But it turned out to be a real horse, and he had killed it and made a mess.

  • Where is it mentioned that someone give him a horse?
    – CYC
    Oct 3, 2020 at 16:24
  • @CYC He doesn’t say it directly, but “that was a messy afternoon” doesn’t make sense unless someone gave him a horse.
    – StephenS
    Oct 3, 2020 at 16:34
  • Or unless he came across one. But traditionally, a Trojan horse is a gift. "beware of Greeks bearing gifts"
    – rjpond
    Oct 3, 2020 at 17:04

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