June 18, 2013

Wellington win

On this day in 1815, Napoleon met his Waterloo.

Of course, at the time that idiom didn't exist. It is courtesy of Great Britain and their allies that we can now allude to any great failure as a Waterloo. I wonder how Waterloo, Belgium, feels about being synonymous with defeat.

1 comment:

Professor Longnose said...

I wonder if there are any disasters that qualify as both a Waterloo and a Watergate.