Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Tue Sep 4 19:32:28 UTC 2007

And in the case of Snoop DD, I assume the moniker also  alludes to the proverbial misanalysis (which I have seen more than once in student writing) "It's a doggy dog world."


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>Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 13:18:34 -0400
>From: Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU>
>Subject: Re: DogGONE!!
>Note also the many hiphop monikers using "Dog(g)" or "Dawg": Phife Dawg, Tim Dog, Sen Dog, Nate Dogg, and of course Snoop (Doggy) Dogg. In Snoop's case, at least, the canine self-identification was an homage to George Clinton's 1982 hit "Atomic Dog", as made explicit in "Who Am I (What's My Name)" from Snoop's 1993 debut album.
>--Ben Zimmer

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