Posted by Bob on November 04, 2005
In Reply to: To the woodshed posted by Gary Martin on November 04, 2005
: In a recent radio interview a US politician suggested that George Bush should "take him [one of his advisers] to the woodshed".
: What would they be doing there? In the UK woodsheds are just sheds to keep wood in.
A spanking. The vision (rural, and kind of 19th C.) is a father taking his misbehaving son out to the woodshed to administer a beating.