If the shoe was turnedPosted: March 17, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, humor, if the tables were turned, language, malaphor, malaphors, Morning Edition, NPR, Orrin Hatch, the shoe is on the other foot, words Leave a comment
Had to post this one immediately. Today on NPR’s “Morning Edition” Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), responding to a question about him refusing to act on Obama’s Supreme Court nomination, implied the Democrats would do the same thing “If the shoe was turned”. This is a wonderful congruent conflation of “if the tables were turned” and “if the shoe was on the other foot”, both meaning to experience or cause the opposite situation. See also the link: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/orrin-hatch-merrick-garland-democrats-220914. A big thank you to Paula Garrety for hearing this gem and passing it along!