BRITAIN is now the sort of place where it is necessary to explain to adults what ‘fracas’ means, it has been confirmed.
As the BBC website defined the term, experts said the ignorance of the word ‘fracas’ could, in some way, be connected to the popularity of Jeremy Clarkson.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “I suppose there’s some consolation in the BBC using the word in the first place. Not everyone who works there is a fucknut. That is good.
“But we also have to accept that Top Gear, Clarkson and, shall we say, ‘fracas confusion’ are where we are now, intellectually.
According to the BBC website, ‘fracas’ is a French term, but originates from the Icelandic word vraaken, which means ‘to bury someone alive in volcanic sand’.
Jane Thompson, from Stevenage, said: “No, a fracas is type of wicker shopping basket. I brought one back from the Dordogne last year. Everyone thinks it’s wonderful.”