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Re: Haywire

Posted by Rahul on January 25, 2004

In Reply to: Haywire posted by Dave Jacobs on January 25, 2004

: I was pointed to this website, so I thought I'd use it to discover the meaning of a phrase that seems to crop up more and more in my elderly life: 'Things are going haywire'.
: No explanation is forthcoming though, so anyone any idea? I'm pretty sure that farmers of old didn't use wire in the course of their haymaking, and why would it be a bad thing anyway?

: Cheers, Dave Jacobs