130714 Panier de Crabes

By July 13, 2014zBlog Archives

In keeping with the World Cup Final, the word of the day is “panier de crabes” – ‘ An arena of fierce or ruthless rivalry; a rat race; (also) a dangerously controversial topic.’ (OED) As it is MisterMac’s birthday, there aren’t any dangerously controversial topics on the table (I’m not sure any of the topics we discuss are ever ‘dangerously’ controversial), so I’m relying on today’s paper to provide the association to the panier de crabes. As I pen this, MisterM is indeed watching the final and I’ve just learned a new German expression; ‘Man of the Match’ in German is …. ‘Man of the Match”.

Day #192 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.