Saturday, February 25, 2012

To throw down the guantlet

These are gauntlets.

In the days of knights a challenge was issued by literally throwing down the gauntlet - like this:

These days it has more of a metaphoric meaning but it is still about openly challenging someone to fight - in argument, not physically. Like this:

BTW - whether you agree with this guy or not, he's one hell of a debator!