Hi again folks. Ortho over at Baudrillard’s Bastard has asked for help with the question, what’s with all the pissing dogs in various pro/anti Revolution images from the late 18th century. I’ve used the engraving above several times in classes, but never noticed the dog was peeing. Not being a colonial historian, my only guess is that this is a reference to the English slang term “taking the piss.” Anyone else have any ideas?
Meanwhile this thread reminds me I have to go walk my doggie. . .