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You’re pretty well-grounded

This a nice malaphor word blend of “grounded” (sensible) and “well-rounded” (having desirably varied abilities).  Perhaps the speaker meant to meld the two meanings into a new word, but probably just mixed rounded and grounded, which is easy to do.  A big thanks to my cousins from Down Under, Manny Manatakis for uttering this gem and Gemma Martinez for hearing it and passing it on.

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2 Comments on “You’re pretty well-grounded”

  1. Beatrice Zablocki says:

    Can’t a person be well- grounded in a subject such as math or politics or history or a foreign language? I understand that it depends on the context, just saying that this is a malaphor where context may be important..

    Sent from my iPad


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