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skipvia commented on the word red crab
Catch a crab has another meaning in rowing sports--to get your oar stuck in the water or to miss the water altogether.
November 8, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word red crab
Really? I never heard that before.
November 7, 2008
dontcry commented on the word red crab
Pulling a boner means making a mistake.
Is pulling a boner the same as choking the bishop? (It's the verb that threw me off, not the noun.)
bilby commented on the word red crab
Makes me think of Christmas Island.
Prolagus commented on the word red crab
In Italian, prendere un granchio (to catch a crab) is the equivalent of "to pull a boner".
Soon after I told this to my roadkill flatmate, he explained to me what red herring means.
And now we have red crabs everywhere.
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