[Ads-l] "Go pear-shaped"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 28 00:42:49 UTC 2014

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 8:28 AM, Yagoda, Ben <byagoda at udel.edu> wrote:

> I wrote about "go pear-shaped" as a "Not One-Off Britishism" here:
> http://b=
> ritishisms.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/go-pear-shaped/


"Sack," in the meaning, "fire," is a Briticism?!


It must have been adopted a *very* long time ago! Ca. 1492?

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