It's obvious!---(a blend)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jun 26 20:49:07 UTC 2006

At 6/26/2006 04:42 PM, you wrote:
>as i've said here before (several times), just because an expression
>type *can* be analyzed as a blend doesn't mean it *should* be;
>something rather different might have been going on in the speaker's/
>writer's mind.  in particular, the urge to "pile on" elements for
>emphasis is very strong;

Surely the case for "rise up"?


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