English pronunciation poem…Just when you thought is was safe to read phonetically. Thank you Grandma for that DICTION-ary, lest this poem end up read hairy. Re-read to read the proper way, from New Years Eve til Santa's sleigh.
British English Slang - 'Dog's dinner' means 'a mess', something that's gone wrong, rather than 'dressed nicely'. There's also a common extension to the 'going to bed' phrase, where you say: "I'm climbing the wooden hill to Bedfordshire.