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bark mitzvah

bark mitzvah
 n.— «What? No Bark Mitzvah? There seems to be a major taste problem when it comes to pet products. Who can forget Jim Bakker’s air-conditioned dog house? Yet it’s hard to imagine a bigger turkey than a kitty yarmulke. From the Crazy Cat Lady catalog: “For kosher cats who want to impress their friends at temple. For gentile kittens, there are kitty Santa hats.”» —“Best of bad taste: Our 10 picks for the year’s worst ideas in home decor” by Bonnie Miller Rubin, Paul Gapp, Valli Herman Chicago Tribune Dec. 29, 1991. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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