phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Home | Search the website Search | Discussion Forum Home|


Posted by Pdianek on November 06, 2003

In Reply to: Meaning? posted by James Briggs 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!

Dogs, cats -- I'd never heard either!