Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, South Africa, a beautiful town to visit, but a terrible place to be assigned.

Transitive verb: To assign someone incompetent to a position of little responsibility

I don’t like lifting words from Anu Garg’s wonderful A.Word.A.Day but this was simply too good.  Stellenbosch is was a city in South Africa where British officers  with little experience or talent were sent during the Second Boer War.

 

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