I really do not know how far I can go with this topic, but it is really very strange that throughout Pakistan the word “crib” is used in the sense of "complain", while the correct word is Crab, I think.
I heard it for the first time from my friend’s mouth. When I asked him what the word meant, he was a bit surprised that I did not know the meaning of such a ‘commonly-used’ word. Well, the meaning that he told was silently denied by all the dictionaries I had. Some months later, I was attending a workshop in which the Resource Person again used the word crib in the same sense, i.e, complain. Last night, I heard it on TV, and just couldn’t sleep. Kept drifting in and out of sleep thinking how and why!
Now I wonder if I am wrong! Maybe the word also means “to complain”. What do you think? Is it also confused in other countries?