The situation they are talking about is the Suez share sell off; a load of dirty dealing and scrabbling following the collapse of the investors of the canal.
I must say that Punch’s translation isn’t that handy. What, pray, is a greenhorn?
A greenhorn is an inexperience young person.
Ooh thanks for that, Martin!
Nice to see a familiar face here; can get a little lonely on this blog. Must catch up sometime 🙂
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