Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Enough with the sinks

One news outlet now reports that "the sinks are ready." An analyst wonders whether John McCain's kitchen sink strategy will work. Yes, a dying metaphor again rears its head, like Vladimir Putin, I guess.

As I wrote back in the primary season,

The idiom though involves everything but the kitchen sink, the point being that the kitchen sink cannot be removed and hurled through the air, even when one is intent upon throwing everything at hand.
The best place to watch everything but at tonight's debate: C-SPAN.

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comments: 2

Crritic! said...

Palin: "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America..."

Like a flying cobra?

Michael Leddy said...

Your guess is as good as mine, Sean — or better!

Have you seen the creative visualization of this odd figure of speech?