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Screwed the pooch !!..........?


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Guest Maj Millard

During time I spent in the States it was not uncommon to hear the term 'He screwed the pooch'

 

Chuck yeager uses it a couple of times in the book 'The right stuff", and I think it's also used in the movie of the same name. As in : 'make sure you don't screw the pooch now'...as he climbs into the X1 to brake the sound barrier.

 

I've always considered it to be used in relation to 'don't stuff up' or 'he fxxxxx up'...he screwed the pooch.

 

Anyone know it's exact meaning or origin ???...............................................................Maj...024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif

 

 

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Guest Maj Millard

Just been googling the term and it's fairly well explained by some. Seems it's an old navy term which was originally worded as 'Fxxxxx the dog' which ment to commit a serious error, and particularly one that could bring serious ramifications..............................................................Maj...024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif 063_coffee.gif.b574a6f834090bf3f27c51bb81b045cf.gif hurry_up.gif.177b070ad0fed9378055f023fbf484f7.gif

 

 

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So taking it further, would it sort of mean 'your in the doghouse' also....I mean if your in the doghouse for the night, your 'screwing the pooch' aren't you ?.....................................................................Maj...033_scratching_head.gif.b541836ec2811b6655a8e435f4c1b53a.gif

 

 

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I have also heard of the term used is a different context.

 

When you have shift workers going around the clock on projects one crew would refer to the other crew as Dog F###ers or that they have been F###ing the dog last night beacuse it looks like nothing has been done.

 

So there could be a couple of meanings here???

 

 

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Guest Howard Hughes

In an aviation context, normally means high and fast on approach!

 

I must admit I have 'screwed the pooch' several times!022_wink.gif.2137519eeebfc3acb3315da062b6b1c1.gif

 

 

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Guest Maj Millard

Kevin, you've screwed the pooch !!..........The forum has changed it's name but otherwise the same as always mate, welcome back..........................................................................Maj...024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif

 

 

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