Pet and System Pics

I’m a non native English speaker and in my professional life I’ve been pretty much using English on a daily basis. However, it’s this type of derivative idiomatic phrases that sometimes keeps eluding me. So much of language is actually rooted in shared culture, as your example of Meccano De Luxe shows (this one is derivative squared even). Whilst my sense is that in English English this type of idiom is a form of higher art, I suppose there are similar examples in other languages as well. They just do not surface in places where the lingua franca is English, as is the case on this forum. So thank you for clarifying!

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That is a load of , not dogs.

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It’s not proof of course. As for the habit of leaving out the key word in a phrase, as with other oddities common in rhyming slang, I don’t think Brits deserve all the blame.

The internet is not proof :smile:

Sticks out like the dogs b–, first used in print circa 1920.

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Thanks! He’s actually 7!

Ziggy and his new best buddy, Graffiti.

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Luna (an 11 year old soft coated irish wheaten) and her owner relaxing before dinner.

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Oh - it finally happened … I am fallen in love :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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An inky blackness in the sweet spot, ana Log fire producing a realistic warmth.

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Someone told me that people actually dress up to look like their dogs.

That’s just silly…

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Ziggy - two and a half years of age, just started to settle from his puppy days.

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Golden Retrievers/Labradors just have the most homely look it’s almost like a gentle old man. Probably why they’re so popular, love them.

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I completely agree Pete, both my Retrievers are so good natured and settled, here’s Poppy

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Well there you go he just confirms my earlier post, it’s hard to hug a photo. :grin:

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Bad-hair day for Bindy the bin dog

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Queen Abigail (German Shepherd/Chihuahua mix) blessed me with her presence for a while. I think she became dissatisfied with my picture taking replacing her being fussed over.

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What an odd mix, just the height difference makes you laugh.

Yes - it boggles the mind! She’s about 44lbs, sharp as a whip and has taken her place as alpha of the household.

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