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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-04 07:38 AM
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68. yer morning treats
I know (because I've been asked at DU) that some folks don't know what a dog's breakfast is, so I just thought I'd offer assistance to anyone needing it.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/Feedb...

Meaning
A mess or muddle.
Origin
Derived from the unpleasant habit of dogs, rising early before the local townsfolk, or eating the mess of food dropped or vomited onto the pavement the previous night.
Yum.

Now a god's breakfast would indeed be a charming thing, one might think, and your comment a most witty one. But oh damn, not original. That's the problem with google; one can't claim one's novel witticisms as one's own, even when they are. (Remember my and several hundred other people's "brother can you paradigm", and my original economist joke that others have done much more cleverly ...)

Someone has even published a book by that name: http://www.carcanet.co.uk/scripts/webguild/scribe.cgi?b...

and others use the phrase in a more narrow sense, referring to their particular dog:
http://zionsvilleunitedmethodistchurch.com/PageManager/...

Now, just by the bye, "god" is indeed normally spelled "d-o-g", but when the writer is particularly exasperated, it is of course spelled "d-a-w-g".

All that being said, I must point out that we do know that the breakfast in question is diet coke, that being what I am sipping presently. Well, would be sipping, except I just ran out.

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