"It's Gone All Pear-Shaped!"

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Tue Jun 4 18:36:14 UTC 2002

> I think the most likely/closest is (2).  Something that's gone all
> pear-shaped is something that should have had a nice
> structure, but entropy
> has had its way. (I think I can use the word 'entropy' that way.)

Although it does work in a metaphorical sense, I'm not sure entropy is quite
right. It's changing shape, not descending into a lower state of energy.
"Gravity" would seem more appropriate, or perhaps "pastry" if we're talking
about people.

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