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What is the meaning of transportation in the following paragraph?

"That," Donna announced, "is transportation!" A small caramel-colored cow sauntered toward us. Donna held out her hand and our "transportation" nuzzled it with a wet, velvety nose.

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closed as general reference by Roaring Fish, Andrew Leach, J.R., coleopterist, Matt Эллен Nov 26 '12 at 10:47

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Did you try looking in a dictionary? –  Roaring Fish Nov 26 '12 at 8:38
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It means Donna and her companion(s) are about to ride a cow. –  J.R. Nov 26 '12 at 8:49

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It seems to be a mildly humourous remark, transportation being usually thought of as something rather more sophisticated.

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transportation here refers to the cow, which Donna purports to be their vehicle for transportation.

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