Saturday, February 07, 2009

Treed by a common language

A new discovery (for me, at least) in the morning's scroll through the sporting news:

Arsenal have kept going without pulling up any trees.

Not entirely-utterly confusing, in that it made sense initially in a couple of possible ways:
Arsenal hasn't crashed and burned yet
Arsenal hasn't really taken off yet

The Googles narrow the meaning down and suggest it's rather widespread. A Spurs fan: I'd be sad to see Hudd leave but for the right price, it wouldn't be the end of the world. He isn't pulling up any trees.

A Colemanball: The proof of the pudding is in the eating and Villa aren't pulling up any trees.

The Independent: The world No 3 defeated Tony Jones 5-2 without pulling up any trees.

An electronics review: While the BD-HP20 doesn’t necessarily pull up any trees, it’s a perfectly serviceable piece of kit.

Music review: Musically, 'We Leave At Dawn' is not going to pull up any trees, but what the band lack in ideas, they most certainly make up for in dog-eared charm.

So I'm reasonably sure I get it, but -- dear friends across the pond, can any of you explain where this one came from? Gratefullest, &c

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