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Fractured Idiom

As my followers already know, I am a stickler with regard to language. Listening to MSNBC can be entertaining as well as informative. Heard Today! “That nailed it on the head.” That phrase is a combination of two idioms. One … Continue reading

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Idiotic Idiom

Lately, I have been watching a lot of cable news. The thing that gets to me the most is the drivel that is spoken by such a large number of politicians who, one would hope, would have some degree of … Continue reading

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Idioms 2.0

I believe strongly that a good knowledge of idioms is a measure of literacy. Today, on MSNBC, I heard an experienced reporter use the expression “Tote the line.” I am sure she meant “Toe the line.” Why did she not … Continue reading

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Idiom of the Day

From my long experience (I am an octogenarian), I have found that the idiom most people get wrong is this: Whether I hear it spoken or see it in print, this idiom frequently is expressed as “First come, first serve.” … Continue reading

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