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A Compendium of Words and Phrases Referring to Dogs

Dog Diagram

What does it mean to compare someone or some thing to a dog? This site explores the ways in which references to dogs are used in vernacular English, especially as they reveal social dynamics in the contemporary United States. Terms, metaphors, and cultural references that evoke dogs are discussed individually, including history, usage, and significance. The subject is also broadly addressed in the keynote essay, “Dog as Self and Other.” Illustrations provide visual analogies to the references, depictions of the applications of terms, visual representations of things described or referred to in the written texts, and commentary on usage and definition.
Last added to or updated: October 13, 2013.

Alec MacLeod

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Abstract & Dedication
Preface
Dog as Self and Other
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Appendices
About
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Dog as Self and Other
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Each word or phrase in the list below links to illu strated definitions of an commentaries on that term
 
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