One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘How dare he even mention her name when he is one of the worst trouncers of human rights everywhere?’
- ‘It was a close game, and from the early exchanges to the nail-biting finish, both teams gave everything they had - South Africa giving just that little bit more than their English counterparts to run out 36-0 trouncers.’
- ‘Again, I am not a trouncer, but I want to say I feel it's legitimate to express a concern, and being compared to McCarthyite witchhunting, if that is the incident you refer to, is not a fair analogy.’
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