Thursday, 20 September 2012
Beware of the mole: a rant.
Just when you thought it was safe to go outside you get headlines like this in the Telegraph's online edition:
Wet season leads to mole explosion in gardens.
Good grief, that must be even worse than buying half a pound of tuppenny rice and half a pound of treacle.*
Word To Use Today: explosion. This word arrived in English in the 1600s. It comes from the Latin word explodēre, which also meant to explode.
*In the words of the old rhyme:
Half a pound of tupenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That's the way the money goes
Pop goes the weasel!