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Posted by James Briggs on November 06, 2003

In Reply to: Meaning? posted by ESC on November 06, 2003

: : Ok where did the phrase, "Run like a scalded dog" originate. I once heard it was something about pigs....

: People used to butcher and scald the hair off hogs outdoors. Maybe a dog was accidentally scalded. That's the only connection I can come up with.

It's a 'scalded cat' in Britain. Don't ask me why!