[Ads-l] FW: "put on the dog" -- Mississippi vernacular? (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Nov 4 19:39:26 UTC 2014


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> Poster:       George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU>
> Subject:      "put on the dog" -- Mississippi vernacular?
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> Another expression in the article, probably not coined by the speaker
> quoted:
> "The tents themselves can be fashion statements. Some fans hire
> interior decorators. One tent on the Walk of Champions (the
> Grove's Main Street) is
> painted with zebra stripes. One of its owners is Jane Foster, a
> converted Mississippi State fan. She brings in a rock band once a year.
> "We never lose a party here at Ole Miss" she said."
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I've seen this before, usually in reference to enthusiastic fans of teams that don't do so well on the field (although Ole Miss is doing pretty good the last couple of years).

I was going to find some cites, but Barry (as usual) has gotten there first:
http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/we_may_not_always_win_the_game_but_we_always_win_the_party


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