I think I found an answer in a yahoo forum and that phrase could be related to a common place: "Because in England, our midday sun is really not that hot to be honest, also we get so little sun anyway that we soak as much of it up as possible. Thank you, and I yes, I did google it and all, and I know what the song refers to, but I can't find evidence of "mad dogs" meaning literally "cani pazzi" or just "mad people" or "mad anything". ConusMagus said:. I agree, there are plenty of Brits out in the midday sun in Italy!!! Also, I think that the fact "mad" is used with "dogs" and not "Englishmen" probably means that the English are all mad normally!!!
The origin of that expresstion is from Rudyard Kipling who once described the delirium produced by the sun in India, observing that only "mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun". Coward used Kipling's line in the tune. Yes, I also read somewhere that the expression was taken from Kipling, but what I was really wondering about was whether these "mad dogs" were to be taken literally i.
Mad Dogs And Englishmen Noel Coward
But thank you! Gia', sono i cani che sono proprio pazzi!
Polemic New Member English. In colonial times in India, the native people thought it was insanity when the British worked, made war, and played cricket and polo in the heat of midday. They knew that, at midday, even dogs had sense enough to stay out of the sun, and that only mad dogs, i. Rabies produced spasm of the throat muscles, so that saliva dripped from their mouths, producing "foaming at the mouth. Before their death, they had a staggering, unsteady gait. Catnap Senior Member Italy. Ma potrebbe essere che Mad Dogs possa anche solo identificare 'chi ha perso la ragione'?
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In un testo ho trovato l'espressione:Mad dogs have thrown in the towel long ago a commento di una avventura faticosissima, improba , che a me parrebbe poter essere tradotta in questo caso persino i folli chi si getta in imprese dissennate avrebbe gettato la spugna. Mi sbaglio? Grazie C. Einstein Senior Member Milano, Italia. Catnap said:. The sentence it's a quote at the beginning of the chapter: " A small bunch of Englishman out walkingmiles a day in the midday sun and taking turn at wearing a large rhino costume [they are zoologists making a documentary on rhinos].
Mad dogs have thrown in the towel long ago ". Kipling's quote is not so famous in Italy. That is the reason of my attempt: Nemmeno dei pazzi avrebbero resistito tanto. Am I wrong? Any better suggestion?
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