- 0.1 What does walk the dog mean military?
- 0.2 What does Dicken the dog mean?
- 0.3 What does walk the walk mean in slang?
- 1 What does the dog mean in slang?
- 2 Why are soldiers called dogs?
- 3 What does it was a dogs breakfast mean?
- 4 What does wag mean girlfriend?
- 5 What does dirty dog mean?
What does walk the dog slang mean?
(euphemistic) To go to the pub.
What does walk the dog mean military?
First usage – The earliest usage of the phrase in politics found in print is in an article originating in 1871, discussing one Democratic convention. In the article, the author references the popular play Our American Cousin, which Abraham Lincoln was watching six years earlier when he was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth,
In the play, the character Lord Dundreary is a sympathetic character who constantly utters confused catch phrases a-la Yogi Berra, which were known at that time as Dundrearyisms: Calling to mind Lord Dundreary’s conundrum, the Baltimore American thinks that for the Cincinnati Convention to control the Democratic party would be the tail wagging the dog.
The generic phrase, then and now, indicates a backwards situation in which a small and seemingly unimportant entity (the tail) controls a bigger, more important one (the dog). It was again used in the 1960s, as in the economic advice “don’t let the tax tail wag the investment dog”.
What does Dicken the dog mean?
Oh, Christ, is that ever vulgar. 🙂 Origin? You probably know the expression “to screw (something) up.” In order to intensify the idea, someone came up with the bright idea of adding a word that shared its vowel sound and sounded vulgar/funny as well.
Meaning? “You really messed up big this time, didn’t you.” More information (tyou really needed more information on this, didn’t you) can be found in this blog post: http://jenlars.mu.nu/archives/004760.html She explains that the expression is a milder form of another, even more unbelievably vulgar, expression used in the miltary since 1935.
I see no reason to disbelieve her. NEXT subject? lol I’m sure he meant “make love”. That’s fine, rob honey. You keep on believeing that, and we’ll tell you why the girls always seem to, well, not come back for a second date. (slaps own hand for mistyping.
- Dyske, can we have a preview-before-posting, please?) Thanks for the info.
- Screw the pooch” is really becoming prevalent around here.
- I am in the law feld.
- In the sense of, “Here’ this nice, white, fluffy, kind-hearted thing and you are befouling it.” I.E.
- You were given a gift and instead of accepting it gracefully, you lowered it’s value.
This is a less vulgar way of saying “dicking the dog”, which is Naval expression dating back to the 1800’s- used often in todays Navy. Yeah, Jimmy, that’s what I was avoiding. 🙂 Screw the Pooch. To make a major mistake, particularly one that will have serious ramifications.
October 11? No one is going to read this. But I’ll post anyway. This expression is prevalent in “The Right Stuff”, by Tom Wolfe (sp?). It means to screw up an exercise (usuallly a costly one)-it is something no test pilot or astronaut wants to do. It’s like “makin’ a jerk outta.” somebody in charge. In one scene in the factitious story, an astronaut is accused of “screwing the pooch” for opening a hatch too early, or something to that effect.
This happened to be a purely factual event, and just a few years ago the capsule that sunk (ostensibly because of the astronaut’s error) was discovered and the astronaut (don’t remember his name, offhand) was proven to have been right about a defect in the hatch and it was therefore proven that he hadn’t “screwed the pooch” at all.
An engineer f***ed up the design on the emergency hatch. “Screw the pooch” is to mess up badly because one panicked and didn’t follow their training or knowledge. While I can offer no proof, I was always of the opinion that the origin of the expression was an old ethnic joke (please no one take offense): Q.
How do you know when a burglar has broken into your house? A. Your dog has been screwed and your wife has been shot Hence the juxtaposition implied by screw the pooch as symbolizing a mistake. Actually, since most ethnic jokes are created when a particular group emigrates en masse, then the WWII timing seems appropriate.
I’d heard that it was a Naval Aviation term and originally refered to a “ramp strike” on an aircraft carrier. The relative positions of aircraft and carrier resemble sexual activity “doggy style.” The phrase screw the pooch, meaning to mess up, commit a grievous error, was made famous in Tom Wolfe’s book The Right Stuff.
The phrase is a euphemism from US military slang. The original expression was fuck the dog and meant to waste time, to loaf on the job. Fuck the dog dates appears in print for the first time in 1935, but in 1918 another euphemistic version, feeding the dog, appears.
- The original sense dates to 1918.
- Over the decades, the meaning shifted to the current sense and the screw the pooch wording took the place of the original phrasing.
- Thanks for the info, RicFo, but instead of just a list of dates, could you provide some actual references so we can see the original context? This abusive but stupid guy has a really tough day at work.
When he gets home, he’s so blinded and confused by his anger, he kicks his wife and screws the pooch. Get it? Sort of like Anonymous’s burglar story. And here I always thought I was the just “odd man.” I never realized this catchy little epithet perplexed anyone but me! Thanks all.
Jeesh. it is pretty obvious. It would be something bad that you should try to avoid. If you do it, you messed up big time. Why over analyze? It is simply vulgar. enjoy it for what it is. Not to do your work. Just screwing around. Screwing the pooch, eh. The dog has tree’d something vicious and desperate and the hunters are too tired, drunk and/or lazy to finish what they started.
Just wanted to make sure that we didn’t confuse the two phrases: Screw the Pooch = messing up, making a mistake, to fail the mission. Dicking the Dog = wasting time, slacking Although they look similar, we definitely use them in different scenarios in my Navy.
😉 For instance, this is an appropriate sentence: You screwed the pooch because you were dicking the dog. 😉 RicFo has it completely right! I’ve used the phrase “Screwed the Pooch” for years, and just heard it this past Sunday night on “Desperate Housewives” (yes, I am in the same room while my wife watches it); I guess the FCC allows the substitution (or doesn’t know the origin/derivation), right? Great commentary/history here, guys.
All we need is an old wood stove, a pool table, and some decent coffee and I could be reliving my younger days. All of you stay the hell away from my dog and my wife, though! old military saying if your standing around on standby waiting for orders your f ing the dog,
- Thomas wolf the right stuff cleaned it up to screw the pooch however it means you did a major screw up and are stationed in wind over nev.
- With all the other dumb f ups.
- Steal the peach! meaning to rip someone’s testicles off To “screw the pooch” is more than just a mistake.
- Its a mistake that you knew was a mistake before you did it.
An example would be literally screwing the pooch.an act that is wrong on several levels, that you went ahead and did anyway. A very special kind of mistake indeed. Like when a criminal says he made a “mistake” by robbing the bank, with a water pistol.no, he didn’t make a mistake.he SCREWED THE POOCH I first heard the expression as a kid in the middle 50s.
- It was the punchline of a joke that went something like this: A man came home drunk one night.
- He was in an amorous mood so he crawled into bed and started making love to his wife.
- Next morning he said to her, “Honey, that sex we had last night was the best I’ve ever had in my life.” She said, “You didn’t have sex with ME last night!” He said, “Well it was SOMEONE in our bed!” She said, “You must have screwed the pooch.” The last post seems the most logical, in terms of explaining the current meaning of the phrase.
“Screw the pooch” carries the idea not only of making a massive error, but one that can’t be recovered from, the final straw, “Now you’ve gone and done it.” The only way that makes sense is if, in the original context, the act of screwing a pooch was the ultimate wrong move.
Screw the pooch does, indeed, come from pre-apollo days. But it doesnt have anything to do with a sexual act. It merely means that by some mistake on the part of an engineer or a pilot, he has inadvertantly doomed a mission to failure. In the early space race, we sent dogs into space to test suits, environment materials, etc.
If one of the engineers ‘screwed the pooch’, it meant that his experiment or calculations failed, and that he has ‘doomed the dog to death’. I think the military jumped on it and turned the expression into something more vulgar. In the end, it does just equate to a FAIL.
I agree with Dave B. I just gone watching a movie with James Woods about the Mercury7 days, there was a part where they referred to the dogs that died during the Russions space tests. It dawned on me then as to whether that is where the expression “don’t screw the pooch” came from (making a mistake that will result in another killing of a dog),especially since it seems to be tied space jargon.
I immedietley googled to see if my assessment was correct. a lot of speculation. but Dave B validates my assumption. Dave B. how did you know that is where the expression came from The phrase originates from the following story. A man has a beautiful house overlooking the ocean.
He will be out of town for a few weeks and tells a friend he can have the full use of the house. Tells him that he can swim in the pool, watch the TV, sleep in the master bedroom, eat all the food he wants from the well stocked kitchen, and drink all the liquor he wants from the well stocked bar. The guy can do whatever he wants with one exception: don’t screw the pooch.
So to “screw the pooch” means to really mess up a sweet deal. Also from “The Right Stuff”, one astronaut is telling the other about bringing some souvenirs into space (a practice NASA forbid). The other says: “Well just be careful you don’t screw the pooch”.
In other words, don’t do anything so bad that you are going to mess up a sweet deal. While I was acting as if I really knew what I was doing, as a 19 year old Squid, perched at -the-ready to jump out of a perfectly good helocopter into the pitch-black abyss below, of which, sharks called, “The Hood”, and was very, very, shrinkable cold ! I’m going to jump down there and put a donut on that JG who’s “screwed the pooch,” even if I have to hit him with his own flashlight in order to pick-up this “washout.” Ergo: “JG” never gets “LT” if he, “screws the pooooch!” Very few are lucky enough to live through, “screwing the pooch !” Origianlly, the term “screw the pooch” was – feed the dog OR feeding the dog.
Later, it was militarized and it became f*ck the dog – meaning someone messed up what they were supposed to do. Finally, a writer – in his book changed the term – “F*ck the dog” to “Screw the pooch” so It can be used in a general conversation and wouldn’t offense anyone Screw the pooch only means not doing what they were supposed to do or doing a very lousy job.
It sounds from these various stories that not only is “screwing the pooch” making a bad mistake, but that you’re so dumb you didn’t even realize you were making a mistake while you’re doing it (the guy who had sex with a dog thinking it was his wife.) Or the next morning, for that matter, until someone clues you in.
Or, it’s got so many origin stories they’re all wrong and we can go on speculating forever! Hurrah! Break a leg, everyone. Actually, in the black ghetto of Denver Colo. (circa1949) there was an old story of two horny, poor men who went to a whore house in town.
They were met by the madam and her ugly bulldog who was dripping saliva from his mouth and snarling. The first man asked how much for a woman and the madam responded that the 19 year old was $20.00, the 30 year old was $10 and the 50 year old was $5. The first man said I only have $3. The madam said, “Hey Bertha, greese up the cat’s ass.
” Reluctantly, the man went to a room with the cat. Afterwards, he met up with his friend and said, “that was the worst night of my life.” “I couldn’t catch the cat and when I did it scratched me all over.” “How did you make out? The second man said, “you think you had a bad night.” “I only had $2 and I had to screw the pooch.” To screw the pooch means that bad circumstances lead you to make a poor decision that leads to terrible consequences.
- Wiley witch- The astronaut’s name was Gus Grssom.
- He died in a tragic accident in 1967.
- I had never heard that the cause of the early hatch opening had been determined.
- Grissom had adamantly maintained that he had not activated it though that supposotion had dogged his career.
- Thanks for bringing that to light.
My great grandfather was born in 1890 – he went to fight in world war 1 in june 1918 – while there he talked about how the men were out of there minds horny for French women, however, these women were not particularly fond of Americans – he said that due to the lack of available women, men were looking for anything they could find, and there was an abundance of French poodles – as the men satisfied their needs with these available animals the term “screwed the pooch” was born.
A friend invites you to dinner. You are sitting in the living room with his wife and their two children and the family dog. Suddenly, without warning, you jump up, pull out your dick and fuck the dog in front of all of them. The children scream, the wife faints and the friend throws you out of the house.
Do you think you will be invited back? That’s how the phase was explained to me. Kind of hard to forget, isn’t it? “Screw the pooch” simply means a mistake that there is no coming back from. Losing the capsule was one of those mistakes I guess it dates to 1920 Germany where – Putsch, pronunced PUCH – is defined as : a secretly plotted and suddenly executed attempt to overthrow a government According to my grandfather who was a soldier in World War-II, the phrase became popularized from when soldiers/sailors/airmen/marines during the wartime would be drinking at a bar or dance hall while on leave, usually on a Saturday night.
- All the single guys would of course try to pick up women to get laid.
- The term “dog” has long been used as a derogatory term to call an ugly woman, and a nicer was to put that was to call her a “pooch”.
- Besides, the phrase “screwed the pooch” has a rhyme to it.
- Anyway, the poor schmuck who got way too drunk for his own good and ended up going home with the ugliest girl at the dance hall after closing time and boinking her was said to have “screwed the pooch”.
sometimes getting her pregnant in this one-night-stand and thus having to marry her. From this type of situation came the notion that “screwing the pooch” morphed into general meaning of messing up (anything) in a bad way, usually due to one’s stupid actions.
I heard long ago that the expression comes from WWI aviators whose air battles were called dog fights (hence Snoopy the dog’s penchant for aviator outfits and delusions) If you got shot and your plane spiraled down into the water or the ground, you had indeed “screwed the pooch” Anyone who thinks Tom Wolf would change an expression like “fuck the dog” to “screw the pooch” out of sensitivity and delicacy doesn’t know shit about Tom Wolf! Screwed the pooch, hell, that woman screwed the entire dog pound.
I always thought that the expression was a descriptive for some rather disgusting f*ck up to which the action was compounded by a follow up with another sh*tty act! I.e. “He screwed the pooch and then sold her pups!”
What wag the dog means?
The phrase ‘Wag the Dog’ is used to indicate that attention is purposely being diverted from something of greater importance to something of lesser importance. Example of Use: “He’s wagging the dog to keep you from discovering the truth about the car wreck.”
What does walk the walk mean in slang?
To show that something is true by your actions rather than your words : We’re at this meeting because we’re environmentalists who walk the walk.
What does the dog mean in slang?
Informal a man or boy regarded as unpleasant, contemptible, or wretched. US informal a male friend: used as a term of address. slang an unattractive or boring girl or woman.
What does salt dog mean in the military?
Salty dog (slang) For other uses, see,
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Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Salty Dog is a nickname for an or a who has spent much of his life aboard a at, A Salty Dog is also called old salt or true grit. The phrase features prominently in where it refers to the belief that applying salt to valuable hunting dogs would keep ticks away.
Why are soldiers called dogs?
History – The term “dogface” to describe an American soldier appeared in print at least as early as 1935. Though its precise origin is uncertain, contemporaneous newspapers accounted for the nickname by explaining that soldiers “wear dog-tags, sleep in pup tents, and are always growling about something” and “the army is a dog’s life,
Dog·watch ˈdȯg-ˌwäch.1. : either of two watches of two hours on shipboard that extend from 4 to 6 and 6 to 8 p.m.2. : any of various night shifts.
What does Bonnie dog mean?
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Bonnie is a Scottish given name and is sometimes used as a descriptive reference, as in the Scottish folk song, My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean, It comes from the Scots language word “bonnie” (pretty, attractive), or the French bonne (good). That is in turn derived from the Latin word “bonus” ( good ). The name can also be used as a pet form of Bonita,
What does it was a dogs breakfast mean?
British, informal : something that is messy or poorly done It was a dog’s breakfast of a match, and our coach was understandably upset.
What does dog mean in Scotland?
Jougal JOUGAL n, “Jougal” was only sparsely recorded in the (DSL) initially. Defined as “a dog”, it is labelled as a “gipsy” word. Our first records of it are from Watson’s 1923 Roxburghshire Word Book and the Scots Magazine of February 1950. Whether or not jougal, deugle, joogle or juckal, (to note some of the variant spellings) was borrowed into use by the non-Gipsy population is difficult to ascertain.
- The following, from the Scotsman of April 2003, comes from an area frequented by the Traveller community: “.
- East Lothian observations such as ‘Ma erse is fair soakit!’, or ‘Dae ye wunnae deek ma joogal, gadge?’ should test the translator’s mettle”.
- Another East Lothian example (from Haddington) records: “‘Deek the gadgie wi the joogal; he’s trash fur the pannie, (See the man with the dog; he’s afraid of the rain).” (The Herald February 2015).
An earlier example, from the Hawick Express of August 1919, is a poem quoted in an article discussing Romany words common in the area: “A Gadgie when he is a chor, A Jugal always fears; For Jugals as a rule are kept By gadgies with big keirs, This means a man who goes to steal, A watchdog may expect, ‘Tis mystifying, all the same, this Berwick dialect”.
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What does wag mean girlfriend?
WAGs British journalese/slang for sportsmen’s female partners This article is about a media term. For other uses of the acronym ‘WAG’, see, WAGs (or Wags ) is an used to refer to wives and girlfriends of high-profile and women. The term may also be used in the singular form, WAG, to refer to a specific female partner or life partner who is in a relationship with an athlete.
The term was first used by the British press to refer to the wives and girlfriends of high-profile, originally the, The WAGs acronym came about following an increasing focus on the coverage of athletes’ partners in the late-20th century, and it came into common use during the to refer to and, although the term had been used occasionally before that.
After achieving popularity, the acronym became a focus of shows such as,, and, It has since been used by some media in other countries to describe the female partners of athletes in general. Variations have also been developed for other relations, such as husbands and boyfriends, and for other celebrities, such as the wives and girlfriends of celebrities and world leaders.
What is wag in British slang?
Both of these uses suggest some kind of movement, probably from side to side. Wag in this sense is believed to derive from an Old English word meaning ‘totter’ or ‘sway’ and may be related to the word ‘wave’. In British English, the noun wag is a person fond of making jokes, as in ‘Harry’s a bit of a wag’.
What does your dog is not my dog mean?
Your Dog Is Not My Dog Idiom Meaning When you tell someone, ‘your god is not my dog,’ it means their problem is not yours.
What does money where your mouth is mean?
Definition of ‘to put your money where your mouth is’ If you say that you want someone to put their money where their mouth is, you want them to spend money to improve a bad situation, instead of just talking about improving it.
What does J walk mean slang?
Jaywalk. intransitive verb. jay·walk ˈjā-ˌwȯk. : to cross a street carelessly or in an illegal manner so as to be endangered by traffic.
What does dirty dog mean?
Definitions of dirty dog. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible. synonyms: bum, crumb, git, lowlife, puke, rat, rotter, skunk, so-and-so, stinker, stinkpot. type of: disagreeable person, unpleasant person. a person who is not pleasant or agreeable.
What is a dog daddy Urban Dictionary?
According to Urban Dictionary, here is the definition of a DOG DAD: A dog dad is the proud owner of a dog and loves his dog like he would love his own kids—if he had any. Dog dads will eagerly tell anyone who will listen about the random mundanities of his dog’s life, even if no one asked.
What is a dog job slang?
NounInformal. tedious labor; drudgery.
What do you call a person walking a dog?
a person who walks other people’s dogs, especially for a fee.
What is British slang for a walk?
What do the British call walking? – Of course, it’s probably worth mentioning that the British are very likely just to use the word “walking”. There are many occasions when you might want to use a more specific term to get a particular meaning across, but otherwise you will just use the word walking.
With that said, perhaps one of the most common slang terms for walking in British slang is “stroll” or “strolling”. This is by no means exclusive to Britain, but it is certainly one of the most widely used and understood. Wherever you are in Britain, you can expect to hear this one in the context of leisurely walks at a slow pace, such as in the park on a sunny afternoon.
There are quite a few terms widely used to describe a kind of confident gait characterized by wide steps and swinging arms. “Strut” or “saunter” are perhaps the most common of these. They imply a kind of casual confidence, a high posture and an attitude of not caring what others think.
- I can’t believe the way he just sauntered into the room after what he did,” for example.
- Swagger” is another similar term to these, though it is less commonly used in Britain.
- When it comes to country or hill walking in Britain, it is often referred to as “rambling”.
- This is quite a specific term and even considered a hobby.
Rambling involves long walks down country lanes and public footpaths to appreciate natural beauty. “We went rambling by the river again yesterday,” for example. For slow, methodical and absent minded walking, a common term you’ll hear used is “plodding”.
What is a slang word for walk?
Stroll, foot it (informal), hoof it (slang), leg it (UK, slang), go on foot, amble, traipse, mosey (informal), saunter, hike, ramble, march, tread, tramp, shuffle, trudge, ambulate, go for a walk, take a walk, trek, wander, meander.
What does running dog mean in slang?
: one who blindly follows someone else’s orders : lackey