We had a lot of farm animals around growing up, but we never had sheep. The Nyddgards were the only family that owned sheep and thus involved directly or indirectly with all amusing sheep humor.
I refered to sheep as "woolies" once while telling my older brother an exceptionally humorous piece of farm animal gossip. I was pleased with myself when he looked down and laughed as he said the word aloud."..woolies". He looked up, and spit a really long way.We watched it disappear in the snow.