7/20/08

Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's BWOTD is a popular phrase:

"The whole place was chock-a-block"

'Chock-a-block' = closely packed together

This is nearly always used to describe a place or situation as being packed tight with things or people. It is believed the origin comes from our maritime history, and refers to when a block and tackle were jammed against each other to stop the load moving on a ship.

3 comments:

Amanda said...

And of course it's often abbreviated to just 'chokka'.

burntmaze.com said...

i haven't used it for a while but i love that phrase. in fact, i've just past it on to my polish girlfriend! thanks. tom

pamokc said...

Girl, forget word of the day. How much did you LOVE that race today? We thought Lewis had blown it by not coming in for a pit under the yellow flag. John says, that is a championship racer. GO LEWIS!