[Ads-l] "The dog that caught the car"

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Thu Jan 19 12:15:45 EST 2017


Another clunky antecedent
_Belleville [KS] Telescope_ 27 Oct 1955, p 1B col 2 [newspapers.com]
"Among things we would like to know, just what would the dog do if it caught the car? -- Arcadia News Leader"



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> Given that the dog is actually going to catch the car at noon tomorrow, I thought it was a good time to look into the history of this currently
> very popular catchphrase. Executive summary: it appears as early as 1964, and by 2003 was described as an “oft-used metaphor.” The
> vehicles that have been substituted for car include bus and firetruck.
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> http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/01/18/on-dogs-catching-vehicles/
> 
> Ben
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