Posted by Victoria S Dennis on February 17, 2008 at 11:01:
In Reply to: The dogs bollocks posted by Ian on February 17, 2008 at 09:12:
: The dogs bollocks
: As an positive expression reflecting high quality, something good etc.
: It was my understanding that this related to the behavior of sexually aroused dogs who are sometimes observed to drag their testes along the ground to achieve stimulation, i.e. something that provides extreme satisfaction.
: Has anyone else come across this interpretation.
Well, basically it's just one more variation on a whole family of nonsense phrases for something good (the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, etc, etc). It doesn't have to mean anything at all. But if you want it to mean something, it's true that dogs take a lot of interest in their (and each other's) bollocks, sniffing, licking and so on. I don't think it has to be more specific than that. (VSD)