'to get your goat' has it's origins in horse racing.
Race horses are very high-strung animals. Goats are often used as companion animals, to keep a horse calm.
Someone wanting to fix a race would slip into the barn the night before the race, steal the goat, then an upset, distracted horse would run a bad race.
Hence, if you are upset and not at your best, it is said that 'someone has gotten your goat.'
I know that one as well but it's not true.. You left out the part that say's; The site admits, though that there’s no evidence to support this etymological tale..
ATTENTION: Calling out a single poster, by dedicating an entire thread to said poster, does two things:
1. Feeds the ego of the subjected poster, bringing him much joy and amusement.
2. Says more about the thread starter than it does about the subject.
In my opinion, SAR1 adds far more quality to this board than the countless #'s who prefer to respond to threads with such intelligent replies and space wasting comments like "Sign This Beast!", "For Short Money" and, "No Homo."
What does it say about the thread starter exactly?
The OP is emulated (but never duplicated) far and wide - one of the finest intellects, and mucisal talents to be found in these parts with wit and moral fibre by the metric tonne to boot. (No Homo)