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    Question Girl Bites Dog

    What does "girl bites dog" mean?
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    Default Re: Girl Bites Dog

    Context?

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    Default Re: Girl Bites Dog

    Quote Originally Posted by devonpham1998 View Post
    What does "girl bites dog" mean?
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    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    What exactly don't you understand?
    The word bite means that you hurt someone/something.
    Usually we bite into an apple (because we want to eat it - so we don't actually hurt it).
    When a dog bites a human, the human gets hurt.

    "Girl bites dog." simply means that the dog got hurt by a girl.
    It's unusual yet not impossible.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by devonpham1998 View Post
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    It's a variation on the journalistic tenet about news value:'Dog bites man' isn't worth printing, but 'Man bites dog' is.

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    Default Re: Girl Bites Dog

    In the series "Good luck Charlie" on Disney Channel every Satuday night, there's an episode called "Girl Bites Dog"!?

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