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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
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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.
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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
Oh I think I get it. Thanks a lot Emotion: smile
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The quote is, " never pet a burning dog".

A dog likes to be pet, however, a dog on fire has a new set of priorities and getting pet is low on the list.

Where I live, the standard form of the verb is this.

A dog likes to be petted, however, a dog on fire has a new set of priorities and getting petted is low on the list.

I just think it's funny as hell. Like "ice cream has no bones". With no context, it's a ridiculous saying.

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