4/2/08

Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's BWOTD is:

"I got everything in there but the car was chock-a-block by the end"


'Chock-a-block' = closely packed together

It is believed this comes from a maritime term referring to when a block and tackle were jammed against each other to stop a load from moving.

2 comments:

Expatmum said...

I actually used the word Choca this morning, (abbreviated Choc a block) and about 5 people looked at me with that blank look you get when they have NO idea what you could mean. When will I learn?

BritGal' Sarah said...

I understand completely...lol!