Hello,

I've lately heard a saying "never path a burning dog". It comes from a movie "A good year" by Ridley Scott.

This sentence says Max Skinner (Russel Crowe) and I have completly no idea what it means neither can I find the answer anywhere.

Thanks for the help,
greetings
Piotr
New Member03
Perhaps it was "Never pat a burning dog"? I don't know why anyone would need that advice, but at least it makes a bit of sense.
Veteran Member6,333
Moderator: A super-user who takes care of the forums. You have the ability to message a moderator privately should you wish. These users have a range of elevated privileges including the deletion, editing and movement of posts when needed.Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.
Yeah you're right - my bad - sorry. But still it's kinda strange. Could anyone explain it?
chessaczI've lately heard a saying "never path a burning dog".
I think you mean "never pet a burning dog." I've never heard the expression but here is a Yahoo Answers thread that discusses it.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080831235906AADRsK3
Contributing Member1,732
Proficient Speaker: Users in this role are known to maintain an excellent grasp of the English language. You can only be promoted to this role by the Englishforums team.
Oh I think I get it. Thanks a lot Emotion: smile
Live chat
Registered users can join here