50 lashes with a wet noodle

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by jorgealfonso, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. jorgealfonso New Member

    Montréal, Québec
    Mexico, Spanish
    Context : on a work email I've got this prhase
    I guess a "lash with a wet noodle" is some kind of punishment, and that the expression is like a way to apologize.

    ...yet I got no clue on the what the lashes and the noodles have to do with it :p
  2. SydLexia Senior Member

    London, EU
    UK English
    It's a joke punishment. "50 lashes" is enough to kill, if administered with a whip. With a wet noodle it wouldn't hurt so much.


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