Wednesday, November 15, 2006


I was going to title this entry "sick as a dog" because that is exactly how I feel. Instead of feeling better, I get worse and worse. Today, it's gone down to my chest, and when I cough, I can feel it in my bronchi.

Then I started wondering where does the expression "sick as a dog" comes from. I don't recall a similar expression in Spanish. So I googled the phrase, but I am not too satisfied with what I found. Then I started thinking of slang, and I remembered that sometime after I moved to Houston, I bought a dictionary of American slang. I know, I am a total geek. So I grabbed it off the shelf and started leafing through it, with the idea that I would find a few obscure, cool terms to post here. Well, I had a hard time finding something. Most words and phrases are so commonly used it would be no fun posting them here.

I did find one word I did not know, that I should have: diks (dual income kids).

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