What is it?

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What is it?

Famous, respected UK journalist and TV presenter David Dimbleby, 75, recently got his first tattoo: of a six-legged scorpion. Unfortunately, scorpions are arachnids, with eight legs. The...

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What is it?

Famous, respected UK journalist and TV presenter David Dimbleby, 75, recently got his first tattoo: of a six-legged scorpion. Unfortunately, scorpions are arachnids, with eight legs. The scramble is on to identify a face-saving species that the tattoo could represent: the best bet so far is the Whip Scorpion, which has six good legs and two feeble, vestigial ones used as feelers; and various scorpion-esque arthropods.

unfortunately/malheureusement – scramble/ruée, course – face-saving/qui pourrait sauver la face – species (inv.)/espèce – the best bet/la meilleure option – feeble/faible – vestigial/atrophié – feeler/antenne

Publié le 10/12/2013

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