Monday, November 30, 2009

The Taj Mahal - A Dog's Dinner

"A Dog's Dinner" is another one of those dog phrases that has nothing to do with the words that make up the phrase. I'm a simple beagle. I think that phrases should mean what they say. If it's a dog's dinner, then it really should be what a dog eats for dinner.

But, as we've discovered through the entire "Dog Series" this year, dog phrases aren't as simple as it seems. In this case, "A Dog's Dinner" means "Dressed or displayed in an ostentatiously smart manner". Since mum was in India recently, we thought that a good example of this phrase is the Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to complete. Mum says the Taj is more that just a smart display, it is a magnificent architecture showcasing Persian, Indian and Islamic elements. I'll have to take her word for it since I wasn't there in India with her. As always, I get left behind when my humans travel. My only consolation is that dad was left behind this time too...

Anyway, if you're interested in reading a bit more about the Taj and viewing some more photos, pop by mum's blog and read her post on "The Taj Mahal - Seven Wonders of the World"


Gennasus said...

It may be regarded as slightly ostentatious but I love the Taj Mahal. What a romantic that emperor was!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Tank woo fur sharing that!

Mom says it is one of the places that as soon woo hear the word/see the word woo have NOOOOO doubt what it is!

I'm glad woo and your dad kept each other khompany!


Lorenza said...

We know a little about the Taj Mahal but we better go to check that info!
Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs

Cinnamon and Mint said...

Hi Kess,

Did you do something special with your dad while your mum was away in India? Cookie and Cinnamon's dad plays with them much more than usual while I am away, and he gives them much more treats too!

i said...

The Taj Mahal sure looks awesome!

Glad to hear you had your dad for company, Kess.

Dexter said...

That is kind of confusing for the Mango.


Thor and Jack said...

Hi Kess! Taj Mahal is fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Good thing your dad was with you! Have a great weekend!

Molly the Airedale said...

Our mom would LOVE to see the Taj Mahal one day! What a treat that would be!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Dinner?? Did someone say dinner? If you are anything like us beagles you love your dinner right? The pictures your mum took of the Taj Mahal are beautiful. Nice that your dad stayed at home with you!

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