Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Block those metaphors

I heard this sentence on television a short time ago. The source is Politico:

Even as Democratic contenders are well into the process of courting high-ranking and local labor officials, union leaders plan to delay their endorsements as they take the temperature of members on the ground in an attempt to avoid the top-down approach that caused so much heartburn.
All those metaphors — they just lead to heartburn. So much heartburn. And such a strange courtship.

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comments: 2

Elaine Fine said...

Avoid a top-down approach? Does that mean that the thermometers they use are not oral ones?

Michael Leddy said...

I think the courtship just got stranger.