Mrs. Malaprop lives

Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy at BAYLOR.EDU
Tue May 18 18:47:52 UTC 1999

"A. Vine" wrote:
Upon reading 'top nacho' I got an image of one of those big oval plates piled

> with nachos served at places like Bennigan's and TGI Friday's.  All the cheese,
> beans, jalapenos, etc. are sprinkled/poured on top of the chips, and the whole
> thing forms a sort of oblong pyramid.  On the top of the pyramid is the dollop
> of guacamole and sour cream.  So the top nacho has all the best/most expensive
> ingredients on it.
> Kind of a visual metaphor for a boss.

Works for me as a gastrointestinal metaphor--gives people gas.

Sorry, I can't help myself.


M. Lynne Murphy
Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English
Baylor University
PO Box 97404
Waco, TX 76798

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