[Ads-l] Metaphor: The difficulty of dismounting a tiger

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 9 03:47:56 EST 2017

Or should that be,

"dismounting _from_ a tiger"?

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 11:37 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> Way back in 2013 a thread discussed the metaphor of riding a tiger.
> Now the Quote Investigator website has an entry on this topic:
> Dictators Ride To and Fro Upon Tigers from Which They Dare Not Dismount
> http://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/02/07/tiger/
> [Begin acknowledgement]
> Great thanks to George Thompson whose inquiry led QI to formulate this
> question and perform this exploration. Thanks also to discussants Joel
> S. Berson and Charles C. Doyle.
> [End acknowledgement]
> Feedback welcome
> Garson
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