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Three random things I learned, or remembered, today

The meaning of “pear shaped”



Apparently the term “Pear Shaped” meaning a situation that went awry, perhaps horribly wrong, is only used in the UK and Australasia. It is not widely used or understood in the USA

It is said Margaret Thatcher used this phrase in front of the world’s press at one of her first meetings with President Ronald Reagan while visiting America in the 80’s. It generated some media interest in America at the time as reporters were unsure of the meaning of the term.


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