dimarts, 19 de juliol de 2011

Sota el gos?

En una competició, l'equip o la persona underdog és el que no és el favorit per guanyar.

2 comentaris:

Darmstadi ha dit...

En saps l'origen d'aquesta expressió? Pot ser que vulgui dir que s'està menys valorat que el gos i que per això no s'és favorit?

miLLoringlix ha dit...

Aquí en tens l'explicació:

The origin of the word "underdog" comes from naval shipbuilding when the planks of wood were sawn for their construction. The logs of wood were placed over a pit on planks of wood called "dogs". The senior sawsman stood on top of the plank and he was the overdog (top dog). The junior had to go into the pit and saw and of course he got covered in saw dust. He was the "underdog".Because the UK is an island and we have a long history of seafaring, a lot of words we use today in English have their origin in this past.

Molt curiós.