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Guinea Pig

Posted by Rats Berg on July 02, 2003

In Reply to: Guinea Pig posted by Berg on July 02, 2003

: : To be a guinea pig or an experiment. Where does this phrase originate from? I have an international collegue that I was trying to describe the meaning but didn't know why we used the phrase.

: Guinea pigs are small mammals that are sometimes used in experiments.

(Initial missing from previous post. Must have hit Return while trying to change R to Rats, on a sudden silly impulse. Rats!)