Posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 26, 2010 at 21:12
In Reply to: Curse me for a round-head dog! posted by Steve Weikal on October 26, 2010 at 15:36:
: "Curse me for a round-head dog!"
: My father never used "rough" language. When something surprised or dismayed him he would sometimes let loose with this phrase.
: Have any of you heard this before and/or know its origin?
Presumably it harks back to the English Civil War, in which nothing could be more offensive to a royalist than to be called a "Roundhead dog". (VSD)