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    steaming dog meaning !!!

    dear teachers

    in ( Harrys Law ) 01x01Pilot series

    she said :

    ( that patent law is as boring as a big bowl of steaming dog )

    what is the meaning of steaming dog ?

    I appreciate your help


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    Re: steaming dog meaning !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nora2000 View Post
    that patent law is as boring as a big bowl of steaming dog
    I imagine that she is thinking of steaming dog sh*t. A rather crude, and not particularly appropriate, image.

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    Re: steaming dog meaning !!!



    I suppose 'steaming dog' might be a regional version of the steamed pudding known in my world as 'spotted dick' - a very bland and stodgy pudding, alleviated by the raisins that give it its name: http://www.tesco.com/recipes/p/i/recipes/1183.jpg . 'Spotted dick' in also known is some regions as 'spotted dog'.

    But I think 5jj's guess is more likely. It's not uncommon for people to make vulgar expressions sound less offensive by suppressing the offending word - as in 'I couldn't give a monkey's' (many of whose users have no idea what the noun originally was)

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    Re: steaming dog meaning !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's not uncommon for people to make vulgar expressions sound less offensive by suppressing the offending word - as in 'I couldn't give a monkey's' (many of whose users have no idea what the noun originally was) .
    Fingernail?

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