[Ads-l] Hair of the dog

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Fri Jan 1 13:13:01 EST 2021


Dictionary.com is saying that the expression "hair of the dog" or the longer
version "hair of the dog that bit you" comes from an old practice of putting
actual hair from the actual offending dog into the wound of the dog's bite
as protection against rabies. Is that correct? 
Happy New Year, all.
DAD

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