[Ads-l] Mixed metaphor of the day

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 3 16:15:37 UTC 2020

> On Feb 3, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Marc Sacks <msacksg at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Headline on the front page of today's New York Times: "Democrats Pitched a
> Huge Tent In Iowa, and It's a Hive of Angst."  This stung me when I read
> it, but so far it hasn't generated much buzz. Maybe I can canvas some
> people for comments.
> Marc Sack
Among other issues, apparently neither headline writer nor editor ran that first metaphor by urban dictionary.  Talk about angst hives!  


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