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Shawnee Moon moon.shawnee at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 8 07:19:09 UTC 2018

Subject: Re: like a dog
> This is a standard Southern Americanism (and of course pronounced "like a
> dawg").  ANYthing can be "like a dog".  Hungry as a dog, ugly as a dog,
> tired as a dog, excited as a dog and so on.  

That phrase has become “... as fuck.”
Hungry as fuck, hot as fuck, etc. 

Dog is also used inexplicably in the phrase “I double-dog dare ya!”
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