"Even a dog...."

Elizabeth Phillips phille at NYTIMES.COM
Wed Dec 27 17:07:54 UTC 2000

During the December 11 oral arguments on the Florida recount, Justice
Kennedy said:  "Even a dog knows the difference in being stumbled over and
being kicked." Has anyone heard this expression before? If so, any clues as
to its origin?

Thanks very much,
Elizabeth Phillips

Elizabeth Phillips
Research Assistant
"On Language"

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