[Ads-l] doga - 2003

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 16 20:36:53 EDT 2017


In the first week of Britain’s Got Talent this year, Mahny Djahanguiri and Robbie performed doga (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf4cifjnW0A <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf4cifjnW0A>), which, as she and Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/doga <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/doga>) explain, is yoga with a (pet) dog.

It’s not yet in the online Oxford Dictionaries, but Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doga_(Dog_Yoga)) <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doga_(Dog_Yoga))> has an article. Grant Barrett mentions it in his “Words of 2012” (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/the-words-and-expressions-of-2012.html <http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunday/the-words-and-expressions-of-2012.html>).

The earliest instance I find in Google Books is 2002: “Doga: Yoga for Dogs” by Jennifer Brilliant and William Berloni, which can be found at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/147-7994414-0533222?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Doga%3A+Yoga+For+Dogs <https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/147-7994414-0533222?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Doga:+Yoga+For+Dogs>).

It seems likely that earlier instances can be found online.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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