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Can you breakdown this saying for me?

even a dog knows the difference between being stumbled over and being kicked.

 
NIKKIANDYBABY

Asked by NIKKIANDYBABY at 12:28 PM on Jun. 30, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Meaning even the slowest of folks can tell when some really accidentally hurt you in some way and when someone intentionally did something out of pure spite.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:30 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • meaning that you can tell if it was an accident or on purpose
    Mommy_0f_many

    Answer by Mommy_0f_many at 12:29 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • It is the difference between an accident and an intentional act.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 12:29 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Ditto Mommy_of_many
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 12:30 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • it's talking about being able to tell when someone has accidentaly done something to you and when it was intentional and meant to hurt.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 12:30 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • It means that even an animal with supposedly less intelligence and intuition can determine whether something was intentional or not.

    An example where this might be appropriate would be when someone is defending their actions or the actions of someone else as if it was an unintentional "foul" but everyone else thinks it was most certainly intentional. They might then say, "Dude, even a dog knows the difference between being stumbled over and being kicked. Open your eyes."
    BuddyRoo

    Answer by BuddyRoo at 12:31 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

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