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Old 08-20-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Pooched is a real word.

I admit my lack of knowledge about foreign culture and language .I finally looked up the word "pooched" in a Canadian to American dictionary this morning. Now the OP's post make sense to me . I didn't realize there was such a large difference between the 2 languages EH
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I admit my lack of knowledge about foreign culture and language .I finally looked up the word "pooched" in a Canadian to American dictionary this morning. Now the OP's post make sense to me . I didn't realize there was such a large difference between the 2 languages EH
pooched
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pooched
(slang) made unusable; broken; buggered (British)

Makes me wonder what you were thinking, Steve.
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I didn't realize there was such a large difference between the 2 languages EH
LOL - yup we have a few words that leave our American friends puzzled. I was reminded of that last week when one of your fellow Americans asked me how far it was to such and such a town. I answered with "about 20 klicks" he looked very puzzled. Had to explain that a klick is a Kilometre.

Although we use lots of words that you don't hear to often in the US the most common 20 English words you will hear in Canada but not the US are listed here.
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I answered with "about 20 klicks" he looked very puzzled. Had to explain that a klick is a Kilometre.
My understanding is that the Americans that have served protecting their country would know the term. Along with a plethora of totally unrecognizable Acronyms.

Then there is their multitude of various law enforcement officers. Up here we respond only to the word "police" or RCMP. Down there you better stop for anybody that hollers out any 3 or 4 letters and flashes a badge. I have no idea how they keep track of them all.
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My understanding is that the Americans that have served protecting their country would know the term. Along with a plethora of totally unrecognizable Acronyms.
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My brother in law was in service for a long time, airborne infantry. He has the odd habit that I'm sure is from that time. Distances are feet and yards as in the bathrooms are only 20 yards from the camper, unless he is at the gun range then his brain shifts to meters as in lets go to the 50 meter range I want to do some pistol practice.

Same thing for long distances, he might say that something is a 10 mile drive from camp but when talking about hiking distances tends to switch to klicks, as in the beach is about 2 klicks that way.

Firing distances were always in meters, Humping a pack and using a map was always done in kilometers so that is how he thinks of them even decades later.
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My brother in law was in service for a long time, airborne infantry. He has the odd habit that I'm sure is from that time. Distances are feet and yards as in the bathrooms are only 20 yards from the camper, unless he is at the gun range then his brain shifts to meters as in lets go to the 50 meter range I want to do some pistol practice.

Same thing for long distances, he might say that something is a 10 mile drive from camp but when talking about hiking distances tends to switch to klicks, as in the beach is about 2 klicks that way.

Firing distances were always in meters, Humping a pack and using a map was always done in kilometers so that is how he thinks of them even decades later.
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pooched
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pooched
(slang) made unusable; broken; buggered (British)

Makes me wonder what you were thinking, Steve.
I have heard the term used in reference to one who is standing around on the job doing nothing but wasting time IE " _ _ _ _ing the dog" or the pooch which did not seem to apply in this instance. The term was being used by people from the UP of Michigan . Working construction ,it seems every area of the country has it's own vernacular or jargon
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I believe screwed is the reference to pooch that in US English applies.

The phrase's origins come from an old joke. There are various versions, but a drunk man ends up shooting the wife and having relations with the pooch (instead of the other way around). It means to have really messed things up.

I just figured the Canadians being generally polite folks had shortened it and applied the short version more broadly to things that are totally messed up.

I have also heard that reference that Steven made to wasting time down here in the lower peninsula in factories, warehouse and on construction jobs.
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Is 'pooched' a digital thing, like virginity? I have been looking forward to the 'partially pooched' discussion.
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I think my floor would qualify as partially pooched. Main part is good but the one end.. eh not so much good.

By the way Katie our standard schnauzer wants you to know that she finds all these negative dog references to be highly offensive. Schnauzers are touchy about dignity and respect.
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I think my floor would qualify as partially pooched. Main part is good but the one end.. eh not so much good.

By the way Katie our standard schnauzer wants you to know that she finds all these negative dog references to be highly offensive. Schnauzers are touchy about dignity and respect.
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My 1979 eleven pound Webster's says: pooch - a dog, especially a mongrel [slang]. Is a mongrel a messed up dog? That would make the messed up axle pooched. What does Katie say?
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Katie sez: No such thing as a messed up dog unless it won't play nice. Some of her best buddies at the dog park are mongrels and they are clearly not messed up. She sniffed them completely and they are ok. Then she wanted to know why I was spending so much time hanging out with what are obviously cat people and thus not to be trusted.
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Ok...How about this one a 6 year old friend responded with when my wife asked him if he knew what a hipster was: He replied, "No, but I know what a gupster is". Do you? (He pronounced it "goopster"...funny kid.) We had to "Google" it to find out. I think most of you will have to, too.
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