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  • Ditto. I've certainly heard the phrase (and similar ones) before, but never with that spelling.

    March 4, 2009

  • I would have found it less strange if it were spelled "doodies." I think the T is throwing me off.

    March 4, 2009

  • :-)

    March 4, 2009

  • Perhaps it's an Americanism, but it's certainly widespread here. I think every American would understand the humor of this song.

    As the composer says, "you will probably find this funny if you have the mind of an 8-year-old boy."

    March 4, 2009

  • You might want to check out this clip. (I think the word is usually used in the plural; probably "doo-doos" became "dooties.")

    March 3, 2009

  • Can't say as I've heard it. My first guess was leaning toward excrement, however the plural struck me as being odd. Most general terms in this area are uncountable. Thanks rol :-)

    No-one is listing dooty either.

    March 3, 2009

  • What don't you get, Bilbo?

    Dooty comes from doo-doo (a child's word for what doggies do on the lawn), which is a humorous euphemism for excrement. What Jim Hightower and Phillip Frazer meant was "Horseshit!" (or more precisely, "Horse turds!").

    Is this an Americanism?

    March 3, 2009

  • I don't really get it:

    "Again and again, we hear the establishment speak of the 'right' of this or that corporation to do as it pleases, as if the founders themselves had contemplated this as part of their grand democratic design.

    Horse dooties. Not only are corporations unmentioned in the Constitution, but the founders would upchuck at the very idea that these things would now be treated by any serious person as part of the natural order."

    - Jim Hightower and Phillip Frazer, How a clerical error made corporations 'people', hightowerlowdown.org, April 2003.

    March 3, 2009