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Mother dog

Posted by Sam on July 19, 2008 at 08:57

Anybody heard the expression "mother dog"? I have only seen this in one of James Ellroy's books, "Hollywood Nocturnes" short stories. It is used by an LAPD detective at the end of half of his sentences and obviously in place of bitch. Since I grew up in LA close to the same time as Ellroy and never heard it that I recall, I'm wondering if was just an uncommon phrase or completely from Ellroy's imagination.