mad dogs and Englishmen (Noun) To express that it is very hot weather. Etymology: From the verse / song by Noel Coward. Mad dogs and Englishmen Go out in the midday sun.
An expression from India, at the time an English colony. The Indians themselves would find shade and rest at midday, the hottest time of the day. The English of course because of tradition would go walking. Hence the expression from the Indians, Only, ” mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun “.
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“Mad Dogs and Englishmen” is a song written by Noël Coward and first performed in The Third Little Show at the Music Box Theatre, New York, on 1 June 1931, by Beatrice Lillie.
Mad dog is a slang term used to describe someone as “wild and crazy.” It is often used as a nickname or to describe a kind of mean stare.
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