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    Default Re: Favourite alternative to tea?

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    ... you would be well advised to try Leblon; it is the common wolf's genitalia.
    Um ... whut? Is that a British expression that didn't make it into the Harry Potter books?
    Synonymous to "dogs bollocks"...

    speaking of which, i must declare that i find Stolichnaya's to be quite the preeminent and quintessential choice amongst all vodkas.

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    I was curious, first hit on google:

    What's the meaning of the phrase 'Dog's bollocks'?

    Excellent - the absolute apex.

    In other contexts the word bollocks (meaning testicles) has a negative connotation; for example:
    - 'that's bollocks' -> 'that's rubbish'
    - 'give him a bollocking' -> 'chastise him'
    - 'He dropped a bollock' -> 'he made a mistake'

    The reasons why the 'dog's bollocks' are considered to be the top of the tree aren't clear. It may be linked to an associated phrase - 'stand out like a dog's balls', that is, 'outstanding', although I can find no evidence to indicate that phrase as being earlier than the 'dog's bollocks'. Dogs do enjoy licking their genitals of course but again, there's no evidence that links the coining of this phrase to that. It is most likely that this is just a nonsense phrase, coined because it sounds good. In that, it would join a long list of earlier nonsense phrases, e.g. 'the cat's pyjamas', 'the bee's knees' etc.

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    Default Re: Favourite alternative to tea?

    It is a phrase that is similar in meaning to the above phrases although much less polite as you might expect from any phrase that refers to genitalia.

    Its origins are from the printing trade, along with many other phrases such as out of sorts, mind your p's and q's, upper and lower case, hot off the press and stereotype, along with a few others.

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    "Ah, Sir Rodney, i must congratulate you, a perfectly splendid charity ball"

    "Thank you"

    "Now tell me, what is it all in aid of?"

    "S-F-A"

    "oh come, it must be in aid of something"

    "S-F-A, Splendid French Aristocrats"

    "Oh, of course, a very worthy cause, and you've done them proud tonight, but then you've always had magnificent balls, and i wouldn't miss one of them!"


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    Tea is my constant alternative to everything else. Since discovering that Yorkshire Tea is available in 1400 bag sacks I have drunk little else.

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    Default Re: Favourite alternative to tea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linger View Post
    I was curious, first hit on google:

    What's the meaning of the phrase 'Dog's bollocks'?

    Excellent - the absolute apex.

    In other contexts the word bollocks (meaning testicles) has a negative connotation; for example:
    - 'that's bollocks' -> 'that's rubbish'
    - 'give him a bollocking' -> 'chastise him'
    - 'He dropped a bollock' -> 'he made a mistake'

    The reasons why the 'dog's bollocks' are considered to be the top of the tree aren't clear. It may be linked to an associated phrase - 'stand out like a dog's balls', that is, 'outstanding', although I can find no evidence to indicate that phrase as being earlier than the 'dog's bollocks'. Dogs do enjoy licking their genitals of course but again, there's no evidence that links the coining of this phrase to that. It is most likely that this is just a nonsense phrase, coined because it sounds good. In that, it would join a long list of earlier nonsense phrases, e.g. 'the cat's pyjamas', 'the bee's knees' etc.
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