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Engineering Hound Hi, I just saw this phrase "XX hound" which means someone is really enthusiastic about something, usually a discipline. In Chinese we have a similar phrase, XX 狗 (e.g 工科狗,化工狗,etc.), but it always comes in a sarcastic tone. I am wondering if people use the phrase in the same sarcastic way in English? Or it can also be used in a non-sarcastic way too?
Jul 9, 2015 7:05 PM
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No, it can be sarcastic or not in English. The tone of voice would tell which it is, but it is most often not used sarcastically.
July 9, 2015
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
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English