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Maddog and Englishmen

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 12, 2007

In Reply to: Maddog and Englishmen posted by Thomas Marten MUELLER on October 12, 2007

: Hi, I´d be interested in the origin of the above saying and what it means.

It's "Mad dogs and Englishmen", and it's the title of a famous song by Noel Coward, satirising the unwillingness of English people to adopt the custom of taking a siesta during the heat of the day in tropical climates. You can read the full text here: