Saturday, September 20, 2008
take/win/collect the wooden spoon
Have you ever heard this expression before? It is an unusual expression, isn't it? I was looking for a wooden-something word in my dictionary till I came to this term. Taking/wining/collecting the wooden spoon. The expression means coming last in a competition.
There are not enough pages on the web talking about this phrase and its origin. Perhaps, it is an old phrase. My attempt to find a page on its possible origins was not vain, though. Here is the origin.
I hope none of us win the wooden spoon in our personal and academic life.