[Ads-l] WOTY candidate

David Metevia djmetevia at CHARTERMI.NET
Tue Aug 29 21:52:40 EDT 2017


I know about the "cone of silence."

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 9:14 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The first (more or less) that I encountered was probably "the course of
> least regret," in the late '80s.
>
> JL
>
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:
>
> > Well there's the circle of security, the line of duty and the triangle of
> > opportunity. I'm sure there are more expressions that fit the template
> "the
> > [geometric object] of [noun ending in -ty]".
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 2:33 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > How about "cone of uncertainty"?
> > >
> > > Originally a mystery flavor at Baskin-Robbins.
> > >
> > > JL
> > >
> > > ‚Äč
> > >
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