Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Keren Rosen – AKA Dings & Doodles. In this addictive series, the Israeli illustrator and designer, who is based in Tel Aviv, used bright colors and cute anthropomorphic characters to dissect some of the most commonly used idioms and phrases in the English language. You’re used to hearing people saying things like “hold your horses”, “play with fire” or “steal someone’s thunder” and you never stop to think of the literal meaning behind those phrases.
Well, Keren Rosen does, and the results are really funny. They also made us think and try to figure out where these idioms actually come from. Many of them are really strange if you stop to think about it. Obviously, none of these idioms are meant to be taken literally, but once you do – you can’t unsee it. After reading this article, you’ll never think of the terms “soap opera” or “mind-blowing” the same way again.
Who Let the Dogs Out?
Let me clarify: who let the dogs out looking so fabulous? Bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay – Where my dogs at? This here sure is a flashy dog! When you’re talking about doggy style, the Burberry scarf, the Louis Vuitton dog coat, the groomed beard, and the super-cool designer shades sure hit the spot.
Get the doggie fashion police over here to give this little fella some praise! We know that this idiom means something else entirely, but that meaning is boring: this new one is much more interesting! And you gotta admit, we’ve really got a thing or two to learn from this puppy in terms of style.