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Friday, January 12, 2007

Hosing the Doris

Catchword: hose the doris

Part of Speech: v. phr. [British slang? —Ed.]

In photographers’ parlance it is an activity known as "hosing the Doris"—keeping the button pressed and taking as many frames as possible in the shortest conceivable time of any female celebrity.



Blogger John Roberts said...

Does anyone know of a collection of photographer's slang cataloged anywhere? I find slang and its origins, especially the British variety, very interesting.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I'm proud to say that I had no clue who the young lady was in the picture until I followed a couple of links. (And I live in UK.)

12:38 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

Her name is Lindsay Lohan, and in the U.S. she currently occupies that uncomfortable no-person's-land between teenybopper heartthrob, idolized by 'tweens, and grown-up actress and sex symbol. I used her picture because she has an almost pathologically adversarial relationship with the paparazzi--she hates them flagrantly yet seems to sort of enjoy provoking and interacting with them. Sort of like Sean Penn used to be, back when he was in that same no-person's-land.


12:51 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I had to cheat and look at the name of the image to figure it out. Then again, my wife makes fun of me for not recognizing actors in movies.

Me: That guy was really good. What's his name again?

My wife: That guy? You mean Robert DeNiro? (Bursts into laughter.)

3:03 PM  
Blogger David Emerick said...

I only khnow of two slang dictionaries:


I have to admit that Ian Goodrick (British photographer) was my source for this.



8:10 AM  
Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

That's Lindsay Lohan? Geez, she is getting more slutty every time I see her. She used to be a cute, charming redhead. (I will never get redheads who dye their hair some other color. What a sin.)

11:37 AM  
Blogger Ken Tanaka said...

Looks like she just entered some sort of celebrity rehab program today. With luck she might like it there.

10:54 PM  

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