Years ago my father and I were kayaking a river in Michigan. One of us ran up on a submerged log, known as a "snag" in English, and got stuck. Another kayaker paddled by and exclaimed, "Ah! You've found a _______!"
He used a French term. For the life of me I can't remember what it was. I'd really like to know what he might have said. Help!!
Edit: we know it was French because we looked it up at the time and learned it was something the French trappers used. Maybe it's slang?