Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Continuing Saga Of English As A Second Language

Bun fight: A scramble for anything of little consequence.

Its usage: A fellow racer looking at a congested course with a short starting straightaway: "It's going to be a real bun fight for the first corner."

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Blogger Schmutz said...

Ha, ha, I get it - racer, bun fight. This usage wouldn't work for motor racing. Would it work for horses - do they have buns?

1:34 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

I hadn't quite thought of it that way.

2:42 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

I have to admit that my first impression of "bun fight" was less scatological than Schmutz's first impression. I was more reminded of Animal House and its famous food fight. I can just imagine sweet buns flying around the room.

1:05 AM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

As Homer would say "Sweeeet buns, aaarrrhhh."

12:36 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

sounds fun to me!

10:57 PM  

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