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I have a question from an interview of a movie director.
He says; "We are doing a fable. We are not trying to do some sort
of a realistic portrayal of the South. That's our dog. We get to kick it,
you know. So we're goosing it a little bit"
I don't understand "our dog" and "goosing" here.
Does "dog" hear mean "wrong idea"?
Does he mean he didn't try to portray of the South, and wanted people
to understand it. So he tried to emphasize that this movie was a tale??
Thank you for your kind explanation.
It's always very confusing when I think why people choose a certain
word to describe a thing.
But I understand he called his movie "dog" because he felt an attachment
to it, or being humble about it.
And thank you for correcting my literal error and omitted mark.
I'm not sure how much attachment he feels toward his movie, but his tone is definitely not one of humility. (More like cockiness.)
(The word "dog" is used in several English idioms. Example: "That dog won't hunt.")
>(More like cockiness.)
I think he's proud of his work, too.
>(The word "dog" is used in several English idioms. Example: "That dog won't hunt.")
Oh, here's another "dog" that I can't find in my dictionaries.
I wish I could find a rule when you use dog instead of cat or other animals.
But I guess this idiom means "That proposal or suggestion won't be
accepted", or "That person is useless".
Thank you so much for showing another example.
Have a nice weekend.
>The first one, yes. The second one, no.
Thank you for telling me the answer.
I'll remember and find a chance to use it.