The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Shoulder Surfing

As I idled through the BBC Languages web page today I came across a new phrase - SHOULDER SURFING .

I've never heard of this before - originally it meant stealing someone's wave whilst out surfing but now in American English it has an alternate meaning.

Shoulder Surfing is the act of standing close to someone in a queue at a bank or ATM machine and reading their pin number whilst looking over their shoulder.

Well today I've learn something new..

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