Monday, March 19, 2018

Steroids and stilts

“Trump is Nixon on steroids and stilts”: John Dean (who should know) on CNN just now.

[Meaning: Trump has gone well beyond Nixon in obstructing justice. I realized only this morning why this remark caught my ear: alliteration and zeugma.]

comments: 2

Fresca said...

It practically begs for some sing-songy lines to follow.

Trump is Nixon on steroids and stilts,
He loves to stab staffers right up to the hilt...

or something.

Michael Leddy said...

Calling Calvin Trillin!