[lit-ideas] Re: Slang

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 11:49:05 -0700

on 6/2/04 11:34 AM, Judy Evans at judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Here's a visitor's guide to UK slang -- it isn't all amazingly
> out-of-date!
> http://gouk.about.com/cs/languag5/a/ukslang.htm

Pear-shaped - Describes something which has gone wrong

Our news-piper today reports that sixty four percent (not sixty five, mind)
of American women are "pear-shaped."

Have you ever heard the term applied to British women?  I can't say I have.

David Ritchie
Portland, Oregon

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