Re:       Re: Odd expression: "screw the pooch" = get things all fouled up

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Wed Jul 21 01:35:32 UTC 2004

We used "fuck the dog" = 'goof off, not do one's work when one should' in the
English Department in grad school (Iowa City 1960s).

In a message dated 7/20/04 7:35:59 PM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:

> I do not know "fuck the dog" meaning to fuck up or off, but in the
> Louisville (KY) area in the 50's we had exclamatory "fuck a (big
> brown) dog." It may, however, be unrelated to the item under
> discussion; it seems semantically off.
> dInIs

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