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Posted by ESC on December 27, 2000

In Reply to: Dogsbody posted by James Briggs on December 27, 2000

: Does anyone have any idea where this expression came from - for those who are given the menial tasks of this world? I've looked in the Archives and found no answer as to the origin.
: Have a good 2001!

I am away from my library at the moment. If memory serves, I found the expression "dogsbody" in a book of nautical terms and it referred to a "lowly" meal served to underlings. I'll post again after I've checked my references.