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Rabid Dogs of God

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 2:44 PM

The ongoing post-publication additions to "You're My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People."

Dogs of God

An art card designer in Sarasota emailed the untrue, ostensibly humorous claim that the etymology of Dominicans (as in Friars) is Domini canes or "dogs of God."

It's untrue because...

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Hungry Dogs in the Cellar Nip at Civil Liberties

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 12:54 PM

Looking for a bedtime sedative one night last week, I found The Switch, a streamable 2010 by-the-numbers comedy. In it, a mentoring character played by Jeff Goldblum admonishes Jason Bateman's character to stop suppressing feelings he doesn't want to deal with. In the muck of bad writing sparkles a gem:...

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Happiness Is a Stick Dog

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 1:23 PM

The ongoing post-publication additions to You're My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People, illustrated by J.C. Suarès, whose drawings have graced the pages of The New Yorker, New York Times, Variety and dozens of books.

Before it was a primitive drawing of a canine (also...

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Whose Dog Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 12:00 PM

The ongoing post-publication additions to You're My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People, illustrated by J.C. Suarès, whose drawings have graced the pages of The New Yorker, New York Times, Variety and dozens of books.

From a scholarly friend comes "Whose Dog Are You?"

It...

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Doggone It! Author of Dog Term Lexicon Is Dogged by The Ones That Got Away

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 2:35 PM

We've all had those head-thumping moments--coming up with the crushing argument when our adversary's long gone, remembering the ingredient left out of the casserole, the part that should have been done or installed before the part just finished with. Many such omissions are fixable, even if at some cost or...

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Dog Terms: Procrastinating Author Goes To The Dogs

(18) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 6:13 AM

My new book, You're My Dawg, Dog: A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People ($12.95, Welcome Books), is more good news for my fellow procrastinators.

As John Perry explained in his guilt-relieving guide to avoiding work, the key is to do something productive while not doing what...

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