Wednesday, August 26, 2009

sick as...

I wonder where the saying, "sick as a dog" originated? My dad was really good at knowing the origins of cliches -- especially if they were of military origins. Why not sick as a beaver or sick as an ox? Hmmmm... I suppose I could Google it but it just seems to require too much effort just now.

I am sick as a dog. Not a happy little beagle in a basket sick but miserable, homeless stray dog sick. I haven't felt like cooking and even if I did, I don't feel like eating. It's very sad. My stomach is hurting like crazy and I have a constant low grade fever for a week now. I will see my doctor for the 4th time in a week today. Sigh. I dread the thought of going to the hospital because frankly it is a horrid place full of sick people and it really smells terrifically bad.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly, Here is a link to a page where you can learn the origin of the phrase. I looked in my dictionary of word and phrase origins, but it was not there. Ofcoarse I had to look it up because I have a fascination with word/phrase origins. I'm sorry you were feeling so sick. I hope you are feeling better now.
-M :-)