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03/27/14 Grif.Net – Bearly Humorous

03/27/14 Grif.Net – Bearly Humorous

[JC forwarded this one. Don’t shoot the messenger.]

These three guys are out fishing, and when they get back to their truck they
see it’s surrounded by three bears. So I suggested, “Guys, I figure the only
way to get to the truck is to really get them mad. Then they’ll leave and we
can go home. So, Ed, you take the one on the left, the little cub with the
broken leg, and I’ll take the one in the middle, the little cub with one eye
and a hurt paw, and Joe, you take the one on the right, the huge silver tip
mama grizzly bear with blood-encrusted claws, the big teeth, and froth
around the mouth”.

Joe was not happy with the plan. “Hey, wait a sec, I’m supposed to get this
monster mad, and you guys just deal with the cubs? That’s not fair!”

I tried to calm his fear. “Now, now, Joe. We all have our bears to cross.”

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ANSWERS TO “DOG IDIOM” QUIZ
Ex: Working hard but not seeing progress
“Chasing your own tail”

1. Some people will do anything to be successful, even if what they do harms
others = “Dog eat dog”

2. Dishonest = “Crooked as a dog’s hind leg”

3. Extremely ill = “Sick as a dog”

4. Choose the wrong course of action or ask the wrong person = “Barking up
the wrong tree”

5. Stop threatening or chasing = “Call off the dogs”

6. Something you disapprove of because you think that it has only been
organized to impress = “Dog-and-Pony show”

7. Everyone will have his chance or turn, and get what he deserves = “Every
dog has his day”

8. To argue and fight with someone (usually used for people who know each
other or siblings) = “Fight like cats and dogs”

9. Words are worse than your actions = “Bark is worse than your bite”

10. Situation deteriorates = “Go to the dogs”

11. To be in disgrace or disfavor, in trouble = “In the doghouse”

12. Don’t make trouble if you don’t have to = “Let sleeping dogs lie”

13. To dress or entertain in a luxurious and extravagant manner = “Put on
the dog”

14. To irritate someone = “Rub them the wrong way”

15. To leave for some unmentioned purpose (often to go to the washroom) =
“Go and see a man about a dog”

16. Feeling beaten or humiliated = “With his tail between his legs”

17. A situation where a small part of something controls the whole thing =
“Tail is wagging the dog”

18. The most important person in an organization = “Top dog”

19. To flee trouble or danger = “Turn tail and run”

20. Difficult for my generation to figure out new technology = “Can’t teach
an old dog new tricks”

Bonus: If you put in lots of effort to get this right AND weary after taking
this quiz = You “Worked like a dog” AND ARE “Dog tired”

~~
Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”