[Ads-l] RES: New to me: "go pear-shaped"

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Mon May 9 14:31:32 UTC 2016


Brits and other non-US English speakers like to use "went pear-shaped."
Don't know that I've ever heard it in the US, though I have noticed over the
last ten-fifteen years or so that Britishisms have been creeping into
US-speak.
DAD

Enviada em: segunda-feira, 9 de maio de 2016 15:03
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Assunto: New to me: "go pear-shaped"

Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      New to me: "go pear-shaped"
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Heard on an NCIS re-run a minute ago. About 118,000 hits. Definitions range
from the OD to the UD.

Clearly, I'm behind the curve, again.

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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to come
from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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