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Posted by R. Berg on December 24, 2003

In Reply to: When things go pear-shaped posted by ded on December 24, 2003

: "When things go pear-shaped" apparently means something goes wrong or turns out in some unexpected way. Google has only a few hundred hits. Cecking several it seems to be used in many contexts; software, soccar and the spiritual life.

: Any thoughts on when, where or why "when things go pear-shaped" originated.

Typing "pear" in the Search the Archives box will produce the explanation.