Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Beagle teaser revealed

Sweet Molly and handsome Taffy
The first to guess correctly
Here is your well-deserved reward
The very first "Dog Series" award

Yes folks, my new pals, Molly and Taffy were the first doggie bloggers who correctly guessed the answer to the beagle teaser last Friday - "Doggie Bag". (Molly and Taffy, feel free to post this award on your blog.) Congratulations to the rest who also correctly guessed the answer to the beagle teaser. I decided to post the answer up earlier since there was already a correct guess. But, stay tuned on Thursday for a little twist to the bag!

A doggie bag is a bag given to a customer in a restaurant or to a guest at a party for putting leftovers in to take home. But do humans really take home the leftovers for their beloved dogs? What do they call the bag if the humans don't have dogs at home?

Shocking horrors...the food isn't actually for dogs...In fact, the term doggie bag is a so-called "transparent pretense" that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog, when in fact it's for the humans! Now, if you were a beagle like me, who love food, you would protest over the use of this term. If you're going to use a doggie bag to bring food home, you better be bringing it for your dog! Don't you agree?

Just in case you're interested, here's some of the terms used when someone wants to bring left over food home or take away in the following languages:
1) Chinese (cantonese) - ta pau (pack)
2) Malay - bungkus (pack)
3) Thai - kap bahn (go home)
4) Mexican (Lorenza) - Para llevar
5) Japanese (Cookie and Cinnamon) - Ori (box for take away)

Do drop me a note if you know how to say "doggie bag" or "take away" in another language. I also had an earlier post on "Thank you" in 21 different languages, if you're interested to learn.


Boo Casanova said...

oops! that the answer. do malaysia restaurant really have such a cute doggie bag?

wet wet licks


The Black and Tans. said...

Oh wow, thanks for the lovely award. We are definitely going to put it on our blog. Thank you so much.

Molly and Taffy

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Furry khool!

Khongrats to Molly and Taffy!


Martha said...

We are happy to have got it right too - congratulations to Molly and Taffy!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Congratulations to Molly and Taffy!

In Japan, at parties where more than enough food is always served, a flat box called 'Ori' is often provided to every guest so that they can take any leftovers home. But, 'Ori' is not an equivalent term of 'doggie bag', because that type of boxes are also used for takeaway sushi or other food that shops sell.

Thank you for your encouraging message in your comment on our blog post!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
Yes, that is a very cute doggie bag!
Congratulations to Molly and Taffy!
Here in Mexico we just say "Para llevar"
Kisses and hugs


Those are all pretty good. We sniffed out a site with some dog words for you to use.

Yep, lots of good dog words there, you lucky dog.

Fred said...

Why have I never heard of this doggie bag? I think it's related to the problem you mentioned--my Old Girl keeps all the food for HERSELF! Grr.

Amber-Mae said...

That actually looks like a poopie scooper! We saw a shop selling that & that is for picking up our poopies. I didn't know it's used for packing foodies too...

Solid Gold Dancer

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations to Molly and Taffy! What a cool award!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Thanks for signing my guest book.