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"All of these words and phrases have an origin that has something to do with dogs."
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Which of the following words, meaning "a person with a negative attitude; someone who believes that all people are selfish," derives from a Greek word meaning "dog"?
According to Renaissance author Ben Jonson, which letter "is the dog's letter and hurreth in the sound"?
Of the following phrases, which is the only one with an origin that has nothing to do with dogs?
To badger someone
Pitting them against each other
If you are "going to see a man about a dog," what are you doing?
Going to the bathroom
Buying a dog
Placing a bet at a racetrack
Conducting a shady deal
A period of often hot and humid days in late summer is called "the dog days of summer." Why?
Because dogs enjoyed basking in the sun
Because there were more rabid dogs at that time
Because of Sirius, the dog star
Because dogs were not made to work in hot weather, for fear of heat exhaustion
What word meaning "spunky and quarrelsome" has its origin in the name of a type of dog?
What Southern food item's name supposedly arose from its use to quiet dogs?
This canine-related phrase describes a tall tale, usually quite long, with a silly or absurd ending.
What dog-related term is often used to describe adolescent infatuation?
Where in your body will you find the only part which has a name with a dog-related origin?
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Compiled Jun 28 12