Recently, I made the following comment on Facebook:
Okay, we can no longer say or spell walk, walkies, out, or outside, so now we’re off for a jaunt.
Several of you voiced your agreement with the need to be creative when renaming common doggy interactions. And, as some of you rightly pointed out, even the verbiage surrounding the action often needs to be modified. As in the case of “You wanna go…?”
So, in the spirit of helping my fellow dog lovers out, I would like to start a Dog Lover’s Thesaurus. Simply leave a comment on this post listing the phrase used and what it’s used in place of. To reinforce the behavior of adding to the Dog Lover’s Thesaurus, I offer a click-treat in the form of a random drawing.
On January 1st 2013 I will pick one entry (comment) at random and that person will receive a copy of The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs. To be eligible, you must leave a comment on this post with your thesaurus entry, along with your first and last name and your e-mail. This information will only be used to contact the winner for shipment information.
Our goal is to make these entries into a searchable thesaurus for all dog lovers to enjoy, so be as silly or a serious as you like, and you can comment with as many entries as you like.
I am looking forward to reading what it sounds like in other dog lover’s households when it’s time for a B. A. T. H.
Cheers and good luck,