"It's Gone All Pear-Shaped!"

Jonathon Green slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Tue Jun 4 17:52:25 UTC 2002

I would agree with Lynne Murphy:

> Something that's gone all
> pear-shaped is something that should have had a nice structure, but
> has had its way. (I think I can use the word 'entropy' that way.)

It seems to link, literally and punningly, to the idea that 'the bottom has
dropped out' of the situation.

Jonathon Green

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