160415 Keystone Panic

By April 16, 2015zBlog Archives

Preparing my talk for the DVJ’s symposium on War Photography (although I’m talking about the language rather than the photos) was not dissimilar to a scene from the Keystone Kops. “Keystone” – ‘attrib. Designating a film produced by Keystone Studios, esp. a comedy featuring the Keystone Kops, a group of incompetent policemen often involved in farcical situations or frenetic slapstick; relating to or featuring in such a film. In extended use: reminiscent of the Keystone Kops; farcical, slapstick.’ (OED)

Day #106 of the second 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.