One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Another major factor is the tide because if the swell is a decent size and the tide is high the left can be a ripsnorter and you really have to watch what you're doing as the tide drops.’
- ‘Last week her set piece was a ripsnorter - peppered as it was, with traces of embedded humour - involving journalists, military mayhem, cover-up and collusion.’
- ‘So not quite the Hollywood ending the country demanded, although nothing about this horse even in defeat detracts from what is still a ripsnorter of a story that should still be a blockbuster in the making.’
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