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17 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning When You're A Dog

BuzzFeed UK has an office dog, Phineas, so we asked him to help come up with this handy guide.

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1. "Sofa"

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For humans means: A nice place to sit.

For dogs means: A nice place to roll.

2. "Cat"

For humans means: An alternative animal to keep as a pet.For dogs means: The enemy. I mean, I'll be friends if I have to be...but whyyyy?
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For humans means: An alternative animal to keep as a pet.

For dogs means: The enemy. I mean, I'll be friends if I have to be...but whyyyy?

3. "Friends"

For humans means: A carefully selected group of people that you like.

For dogs means: All dogs. All dogs are friends. And people. And everything.

4. "Supermarket"

For humans means: Where you go to do shopping.For dogs means: Where the human disappears to. Seriously, I forget what they look like and it's rubbish.
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For humans means: Where you go to do shopping.

For dogs means: Where the human disappears to. Seriously, I forget what they look like and it's rubbish.

5. "Walk"

For humans means: An outing on foot.

For dogs means: When we go outside and then EVERYTHING happens. Literally, I want to say hi to all the things here. What is that? I'm going over there now. This is SO EXCITING.

6. "Tail"

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For humans means: An appendage that many animals have.

For dogs means: That bastard I can never catch. Even if I change direction.

7. "Chair"

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For humans means: Somewhere to sit down.

For dogs means: Somewhere I sit, and if I'm not using it, you may also sit down.

8. "Bin"

For humans means: Where you put your rubbish.For dogs means: A delicious buffet of smells that for some reason I'm not allowed to eat from.
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For humans means: Where you put your rubbish.

For dogs means: A delicious buffet of smells that for some reason I'm not allowed to eat from.

9. "Thunderstorm"

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For humans means: A meteorological event that can be quite loud.

For dogs means: Terror. What is happening? Why is the sky falling down?

10. "Bath"

For humans means: A lovely relaxing soak.For dogs means: The worst thing ever. But the human probably means well, right? They must do.
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For humans means: A lovely relaxing soak.

For dogs means: The worst thing ever. But the human probably means well, right? They must do.

11. "Hat"

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For humans means: Something it's tricky to pull off.

For dogs means: Something I can always pull off.

12. "Fetch"

For humans means: A game.For dogs means: The word a human shouts when they lose something they really, really want, and I have to be the hero and go get it back.
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For humans means: A game.

For dogs means: The word a human shouts when they lose something they really, really want, and I have to be the hero and go get it back.

13. "Lunch"

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For humans means: A meal eaten in the middle of the day.

For dogs means: A meal I eat sometimes, but also, if you're having some food, could I have some food, please?

14. "Ball"

For humans means: Round thing used to play games.For dogs means: BALL? WHERE IS THE BALL?
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For humans means: Round thing used to play games.

For dogs means: BALL? WHERE IS THE BALL?

15. "Work"

For humans means: What you do to get money.

For dogs means: Napping, mainly. Sometimes going for a walk on the desk.

16. "Toilet paper"

For humans means: Mundane necessity.For dogs means: Fancy-dress possibilities.
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For humans means: Mundane necessity.

For dogs means: Fancy-dress possibilities.

17. "Nap"

For humans means: An occasional treat.

For dogs means: *At the mere mention of a nap, Phineas left to take a nap. So, important, probably.*

With thanks to Phineas (Instagram here), and his human, Nicole.