I didn’t know that

For some reason (ok, ignorance) I thought that “to hoist by one’s petard’s” was to hang somebody with their own pants! You know, “leotards” rhymes with “petards” and I had a mental image of some medieval pants; the logic was, nobody could afford rope, so you hung them with their clothes.

Oy.

Wikipedia has the definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petard

Talk about a kick in the pants!

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Posted on March 5, 2006, in blogable, cultural, quizzical, surferdudeable. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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