“Mad Dog”

Some honours only others can confer on one. One cannot, for example, normally call oneself a philosopher or a poet. That is a title for others to confer. The same applies to appellations like “sexy” or “charming”, or “modest”.

One of these epithets is “Mad Dog” or just “Mad”.

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More on “Mad Dog” Mattis.

Another military man nicknamed “Mad” was “Mad Mike Hoare”, the mercenary Mike Hoare.

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The nickname Mad Dog is also of course conferred on even more colourful characters, as in this film based on the life of an Australian bushranger:

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And how could I forget Mad Max?

 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. We had a Mad Dog in the town I grew up. In fact is there a law that one guy in every country town has to be called Mad Dog?

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