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Coffee 2:16 Sun Dec 15
English
A language much abused on here. But that's not the point of this post.

The point relates to bollocks.

A simple 'bollocks' is a mild way of saying nonsense.

'Absolute bollocks' is a more heartfelt way of saying the same thing.

But 'the dog's bollocks' means something highly praiseworthy.

Why?

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Lily Hammer 5:24 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
The answer is the same for many of the whys in English....."Just because, so learn it and don't argue."

BRANDED 5:20 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
Init geez

VirginiaHam 5:19 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
Americans think the word 'cunt' is appaling, and fail to understand that you can quite safely use it since its meaning changes depending on the context in which you use it....ie, daft cunt, silly cunt, utter cunt, fuck off cunt, etc.

Americans are incapable of understanding subtlety.

Alfs 5:15 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
'Cheap at half the price' has always bugged me. Wouldn't it make more sense to say 'cheap at twice the price'?

the coming of gary 5:08 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
There was a nice urban myth on QI that the two Meccano sets gave rise to two slang phrases

box standard - bog standard
box deluxe - dogs bollocks
.

terry-h 4:55 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
Apparently the new Labour leader will not be allowed to have any bollocks. Isn't that sex discrimination?

# ALLINFORABBOTT

Far Cough 2:52 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
When I was working in America, a bloke reading an English magazine, came up to me and said, what does bolloocks mean, only he said it with the emphasis on the wrong syllable, it sounded really funny, anyway I told him the different ways the word could be used depending on the context as outlined in the OP, he walked away shaking his head none the wiser

legrandefromage 2:28 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
Dog's bollocks stand out because dogs don't wear pyjamas like cat's do

Sven Roeder 2:27 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
Even though bollocks is an old word a few decades ago people would have more likely used cobblers.
Does anyone say cobblers any more?

Bollocks is nonsense as you say.
When it’s used in the expression ‘dogs bollocks’ the meaning is more ‘prominent’ or ‘outstanding’ because it refers to the way a dogs bollocks are very noticeable.
So it is more referable to the look of the canine creature itself than the testicular substances.

lowermarshhammer 2:24 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
Can't beat Engrish for a laugh

http://www.engrish.com/2013/09/im-bubble-tea/

Coffee 2:22 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
Stoat

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50692797

The Stoat 2:20 Sun Dec 15
Re: English
These Vietnamese meat balls really are the Dogs Bollocks





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