This one comes a special request from a regular reader (Hi, Bev!), who was wondering about the phrase “doggie bag.”
It’s pretty straightforward, really, but interesting nonetheless!
The phrase is first recorded in the 1960s, for a take-home container of leftovers from a restaurant. Why is it called that, though? Because it was assumed you’d be taking the food home for your doggie! 😉
(For the record, my family usually takes those leftovers home for ourselves…but my mother-in-law is a TOTAL “for the dog” person! We always laugh because she wants to take everything home to her pup, and we sometimes have to fight her for the right to eat it ourselves, LOL.)
Are you a fan of leftovers, or do they go to the doggie in your world?
Big fan of restaurant leftovers, as I figure anything I bring home is a great lunch for another day! (It’s healthier, too, to not eat everything you are served.) We’ve never had a dog, but would occasionally would bring home bits of Italian beef from Buona Beef for the cat. Buona fries come in these wee little grocery-style paper bags, so we had a “kitty bag.”