Sunday, March 06, 2005

Hoist on my own petard

I was horrified, fascinated, concerned, and aghast. And then I got to the end.

What a ride!

(What is a petard, anyway?)


tinyhands said...

I'm sure you weren't honestly asking, but I love the word history- petard.

Badaunt said...

Good lord! And there I thought I was avoiding anal humour, for a change.

tinyhands said...

I guess it comes looking for you.

She Weevil said...

1. petard n. (100%)
historical a small bomb made of a metal or wooden box filled with powder. • a kind of firework that explodes with a sharp report.

I thought it was a flag or colour of some sort - hoist probably gave me that impression - but I was wrong.