outdated metaphors

Steve K. stevek at SHORE.NET
Wed Jun 21 13:12:43 UTC 2000

On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Robert S. Wachal wrote:

> Anyone interested in joining me to develop a publishable list of out-dated
> metaphors,  especially those caused by the obsolescence of things
> mechanical, e.g., "she could suck the knob off a gearshift lever."?

I don't know that that's obsolescent. I've heard that within the past
year. (Well, the subject was 'he'.) Automatic cars still have gearshifts
with knobs on the end.

--- Steve K.

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