Saturday, January 19, 2008

Dogigloo

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Main Entry: 1dog
Pronunciation: \ˈdog, ˈdäg\
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English docga
Date: before 12th century

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Main Entry: ig·loo
Pronunciation: \ˈi-(ˌ)glü\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural igloos
Etymology: Inuit iglu house
Date: 1856

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Main Entry: dog-ig-loo
Pronunciation: \ däg-i-glü\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural dogigloos or dogiglus
Etymology: a half-wit rendering of Inu-English origin
Date: about 15 minutes ago...1/19/08

Definition: a semi-permanent arctic dwelling intended for mammals of the domesticated canine persuasion. Optimally utilized during summer months with some degree of use in fall and spring. Rendered uninhabitable during winter months if frigid temperatures, wind, and/or snow persist in disagreeable quantities and/or proportions. Often occupied by unexpected tenants such as parka squirrels, lemmings, and sometimes small children.

(See also related term: digging out)


Dogigloo 1

Dogigloo 2

This one was taken in the fall...October, I think.

In the fall...

2 comments:

Bryan said...

And the snow falling in the photos just adds emphasis to the futility of the "digging out."

Kimberlee said...

Exactly, Bryan! In fact, over the weekend the opening was completely blocked again. It's getting to the point that I'm actually going to have to start digging a tunnel to the tunnel! :)