more novel metaphors that people don't even notice they invent

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 22 04:05:38 UTC 2010

 From Gen. Petraeus appearing on Meet the Press today:

> Abu Ghraib and other situations like that are non biodegradable. They
> don't go away. The enemy continues to beat you with them like a stick.

I wonder if this use of "non biodegradable" is biodegradable. Good thing
he explained what he meant--


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