Black People : Why is the term "Dog" used to describe a man who is promiscuous?

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  1. Regina

    Regina Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It is so ironic that we call men who are promiscuous "dogs". When did we start using this term?

    Most family pets that are dogs are very loyal. In fact, some are so loyal, even when their masters kick them, they still stay around.

    Is it because men chase cats (among other animals) and the slang term for women is a slang word for that animal?

    Is it because dogs run in packs or mark their territory?

    Hmmm....
     
  2. UPTOWNE

    UPTOWNE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YES KITTEN now that you got the DOG by the tail don't let him wag it!
     
  3. Destee

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    Hey Regina :wave: are you suggesting that we are insulting dogs?? Couldn't resist Sister. :wink:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    oh no Destee! lol

    i think this is a question that will forever remain a mystery. but i would personally like to see such words used less and less. when we use words like dog, b*tch, gold digger etc.. we are more interested in placing blame that preventive measures.

    we need a "No More Trifling Mates" Rites of Passage program for kids..lol nip it in the bud early.
     
  5. Regina

    Regina Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, Destee...we are insulting dogs. All of my pets that were dogs were very loyal and loving.
     
  6. Kitana

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    Regina..

    maybe the term does come from our animal friends...

    a dog (as in canine) will go after any b****h that is in season, hence the idea that a man who chases after a number of women is a "dog"...like a canine, a man who does this would be satisfying a base animal desire, with no emotion involved....

    k
     
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    Asking why some men are called dawgs is like asking why some people are stupid. They just are. Both questions are rather interesting though.

    MO :)
     
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    its still as dis on dogs linking them to men who like to have different sex partners.The reason is that dogs do it to enable their race to maintain while men do it for the feeling. Nowdays men are called dogs and cats, it's quite confusing, which one is which?...lol
     
  9. poeticdelight

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    i agree with Kitana

    "Regina..

    maybe the term does come from our animal friends...

    a dog (as in canine) will go after any b****h that is in season, hence the idea that a man who chases after a number of women is a "dog"...like a canine, a man who does this would be satisfying a base animal desire, with no emotion involved....

    k"

    said perfectly

    hey Kitana :wave:

    what's happening girl???

    pd
     
  10. NDeep

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    (Young mind here but...)
    My dog is my bestfriend. I don't think it's fair to call a nasty guy a "DoG". Let's call them "roaches" Nobody likes roaches

    Oh and Maybe the kittens need to hype up their game....
     
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