Girl with a bit of trunk

Lilithniahm

Senior Member
italiano
Hello!

Context: A couple of people are out riding horses. The following exchange takes place:
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"Your best friend is a horse? That must be because you don't get along with people".
He laughed, then said: "You're a girl with a bit of trunk, aren't you? You're right. I don't get along with others".


(Some Kind of Fairy Tale - G. Joyce)


What does the sentence in bold mean?
Thank you
 
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  • pops91710

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    English, AE
    The reference to trunk seems to me to be a reference to the elephant that is regarded as an extremely intelligent animal. I can't think of any other possibility. Apparently the girl's perceptiveness was a demonstration of her intelligence to the horseman.
     
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