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.


hamlet said...

hi, Ms. Zahra,

today your posted two nice ones which give nice idea about two precious things, keep going

hamlet said...

what else!?
new post?

somayeh said...

i enjoyed reading each post.
the 'Grading the final examination' was really good.

Continue said...

God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that our try

Janaina Minelli de Oliveira said...

Yes, Zhara, keep the good job and good luck with your M.A. Research is a passionate adventure!