Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:36:49 -0500
Subject: Re: RE Re: RE "Till the last dog dies"

At 08:12 PM 2/26/98 -0500, Grant Barrett wrote:

From: Evan Morris
Has anyone here actually seen this particular strip?=A0 It strikes me =
as very
uncharacteristic of the
usual tone of _Peanuts_.


Please? I think you want the Valspeak thread.

I was merely remembering t

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Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 02:20:39 EST
From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: "Till the last dog dies"

"Mugger" (a Conservative columnist, probably publisher Russ Smith) writes
in this week's NEW YORK PRESS, Feb. 25--March 3, 1998, pg. 6, col. 4:

The _Washington Post_'s Mary McGrory, a bleeding heart till the last dog

And on page 9, col. 1:

Begala wasn't the only exile invited to the Last Dogs club, as Howard Fineman
dubbed it in _Newsweek_...

This COULD be the phrase-of-the-year. Anyone read _Newsweek_?
In the New York Times, 4 May 1997, section 4, pg. 15, William Safire
wrote that "The name of the game is 'Stonewall'...Deny till the last dog
A 12 February 1998 article by Walter Shapiro on USA TODAY Online
( ended:

Six years ago, his campaign in tatters, Clinton gave the speech of his
life at an Elks Club in Dover, telling New Hampshire voters that he would
remember their support until "the last dog died." Tuesday night, Clinton did
not rise to those majestic heights, but neither did he falter in his moment of
supreme peril.

The California Folklore Quarterly (now Western Folklore), July 1946,
"Folk Sayings in a Pioneer Family of Western Oregon," pg. 230, has:

5. He'll stay till the last dog's hung.
He never leaves until there is no longer a pretext for staying.

This is even after the fat lady has sung. This is absolutely the bitter
I feel for Buddy!