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Re: The Dog's Bollocks

Posted by Gary Martin on August 13, 2008 at 07:26

In Reply to: The Dog's Bollocks posted by Paul Williams on August 13, 2008 at 07:26:

: Regarding 'The Dog's Bollocks'...
: An episode of QI on British television stated that the origin of this phrase has to do with the children's toy- Meccano.
: In its early days, it apparently could be bought in boxed sets of two sizes:
: Box Deluxe, and Box Standard.

: These thus have given us the terms 'The dog's bollocks' (something excellent), and 'bog standard' (something of bland normality).

: Is there any solid evidence for this?

No evidence. It's pure invention. See