The nation is being blitzed with news of notices with varied coloured corners being issued against individuals for misdemeanours they are alleged to have committed.
The word “Corner” has somehow always had a negative connotation.
Right from nursery, when children who are troublesome are asked to stand in a “corner” as punishment.
“Dark corners” are for those hiding from the law or those intending on committing some criminal act.
“Street corners” are for the riff-raff and good for nothing fellows.
Anyone looking at you from the “corner of his eyes” is always a suspect.
The “corner seats” in cinema halls is for those spending time in the darkness doing things other than watching the movie being screened.
“Going around the corner” is something you would like to do without an audience
The name of the game – don’t get cornered.