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Since Sookie was a Calf

Gerald from San Diego, California, says his mother, who was from North Carolina, used the phrase since Sookie was a calf to mean for a long time. The words sook and sookie are among many traditionally used to call cows from the pasture. The phrase...

Boop a Snoot! Cute Animal Language

Funny cat videos and squee-worthy photos on sites like Cute Overload have inspired equally adorable slang terms. When a cat leaves its tongue out, that’s a blep. A boop is a gentle tap on a critter’s nose, so if a friendly pup is nearby...

Mutt’s the Good Word?

Mary Jean Mueckenheim of Windsor, Vt., asks: What’s the origin of the word mutt? Our recent “Double Dog Dare” quiz about mixed-breed dogs has her thinking about that term. She wonders, “Did the word mutt come from the word...

ohshit handle

ohshit handle
 n.— «Run a zip line between the ohshit handles of your car, then clip your pup on top for perfect posture.» —by Joel Johnson Boing Boing Mar. 3, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Jesus handle

Jesus handle  n.— «Run a zip line between the ohshit handles of your car, then clip your pup on top for perfect posture.…I’ve also heard it referred to as the “Jesus Handle.” Because people frequently say “Jesus...

pup

pup  n.— «They have falafel “pups,” a neat colloquial term for individual falafel patties.» —“Ethnic eating option around town” by J.J. DaSilva in University of Alabama Crimson...

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