It has been incredibly hot this summer. This week’s word is very apropos and very tongue-in-cheek.
According to the ancient Greeks, the Dog Days of summer fell roughly around the summer solstice. Due to the earth’s precession, however, the Dog Days have moved further away from this date as time has progressed. By the year 1552, The Book of Common Prayer placed the start of the “Dog Daies” as July 6. After the adoption of the modern Gregorian Calendar, the Dog Days moved further still, and are now determined to begin on July 16 and end on August 24. Summer is truly a dog’s life.
Dog’s Soup (noun)
Unfortunately, the only way I can incorporate this slang into my conversations would be to talk about the decided lack of Dog’s Soup we’ve experienced this summer.
Thank goodness dogs always manage to have fun, however, even minus their soup.