Hope Deferred (lifesansvanilla) wrote in sophistiques,
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Dogsbody

Dogsbody [dawgz-bod-ee]
–noun, plural -bod·ies. Chiefly British Slang.
a menial worker; drudge.
[Origin: 1810–20; orig. a junior naval officer, earlier a sailor's term for soaked sea biscuits or pease pudding]

This has always been one of my favorite briticisms--with a few notable exceptions most dogs live lives utterly free of responsibility. Although my dog, Bahr, would disagree as he considers keeping our yard squirrel free to be of utmost importance!
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