Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Did you know?... the word ‘loophole’ came about?

It all began in the late Middle Ages. A loop was a narrow window in a castle that an archer could shoot through, but so narrow that it made it almost impossible for his enemy to shoot back through. This became the loophole.

Today the expression 'to find a loophole' simply means to find a forgotten condition in a law, 
agreement etc. that allows to interpret and  get around another condition(s)