"send the wrong message"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 14 15:25:01 UTC 2011

At 10/14/2011 12:56 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>"Mixed signals" should be even more fun. The OED gives essentially the
>literal meaning, apparently oblivious to the fact that the latter two
>quotes are anything but literal:

Why do you think the following definition is only literal?

"mixed signals n. signals which (apparently) contradict each other
(cf. mixed message n.)."


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