Posted by R. Berg on March 07, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Randy Dog ethics posted by greg on March 06, 2003
: : I only knew my great-aunt a little when I was pretty young. One of the expfressions she used a lot in her conversations with my mother and grand mother was "of course he had Randy Dog ethics". She said it almost every time they visited.
: : Wh or what was Randy Dog? I have often suspected he was a cartoon character.
: : So what did she mean? And are there other expressions that say the same thing in other words?
: There is no cartoon. What she was referring to was a person, as the definition suggests, having a coarse manner,ie lustful,lecherous
The adjective "randy" means "lascivious, bawdy" (American Heritage Dictionary). A similar expression is "So-and-so has the morals of an alley cat."