don't mix those metaphors!

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Feb 26 18:41:08 UTC 2008

(passed on by Victor Steinbok)

NYT February 24, 2008
Kremlin Rules
Putin’s Iron Grip on Russia Suffocates Opponents

... Over the past eight years, in the name of reviving Russia after
the tumult of the 1990s, Mr. Putin has waged an unforgiving campaign
to clamp down on democracy and extend control over the government and
large swaths of the economy.

[as i see things, an iron grip might strangle people, but it wouldn't
suffocate them]

[and then there's "swaths"]


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