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