Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Didn't want to what, now?

Once again, the Biritish meaning of graft offers a chance for humorous misunderstanding. DI Crabbe (in the Pie in the Sky episode "Devils on Horseback") asks about an ex-jockey "Why did he leave, then?"

And the answer from the head lad is "He didn't want to graft, did he?"

A rather blithe admission to American ears! (even if we don't generally use it as a verb...)

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