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CNN’s ‘dog’s breakfast’ alert thoroughly confuses people everywhere

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The Daily Meal

The Twitterverse was absolutely befuddled after receiving a peculiar notification from CNN saying, “Analysis: With Trump at the helm, US policy in the Middle East has been a dog’s breakfast of confusion and contradiction.” While the phrase “a dog’s breakfast” might take one’s mind straight to Kibbles and Bits, it’s actually British slang for “a mess.” Nonetheless, a lot of people didn’t quite get it.

“Hi @cnn what the heck does this even mean? ‘A dog’s breakfast of confusion?’ Is that even a saying? If it is, why use it in this context? This is... odd,” Justin Myers wrote on Twitter.

“A dog’s breakfast is presumably the opposite of the cat’s pajamas?” Elinor Jones perplexed.

https://twitter.com/pbump/status/946173507079155712

“Apparently I’ve been feeding my dog the wrong food,” Paul Szoldra concluded.

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“Guys I think CNN had a stroke,” Colin Reischman wrote.

Then, some people chimed in who seemed rather shocked many Americans weren’t familiar with the phrase.

“Americans don’t know what this means?” Max Slater-Robins asked.

https://twitter.com/ComfortablySmug/status/946174251299737600

“‘Dog’s breakfast’ is an actual synonym for a sloppy mess in British English,” @ConorSteSash revealed. But if you’re actually looking for something to feed your pooch early in the morning, here are 18 superfoods you should try feeding to your amazing dog.

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