[Ads-l] _light on fire_ vs. _set on fire_

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Thu Oct 20 10:48:02 EDT 2016


Then there's The Doors:

       Come on baby, light my fire
       Come on baby, light my fire
       Try to set the night on fire

Didn't this get Banned In Bostoned once?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3OpZE5CwXA

R.

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>     On 20 October 2016 at 14:59 W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>     John set the house on fire. (OK)
>     John set the house ablaze. (OK)
>     John set the house afire. (?)
> 
>     The rumor spread like a house on fire / afire. (OK / OK)
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