A lot of politicians are hemming around itPosted: June 10, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: congruent conflation, dancing around an issue, expressions, hemming and hawing, huor, language, Leo Shane, malaphor, malaphors, Rachel Maddow, words Leave a comment
On the Rachel Maddow show, Leo Shane of the Military Times was commenting on the idea of doing away with the VA medical system. He said: “A lot of a politicians are hemming around it.” This is a nice congruent conflation of “hemming and hawing” and “dancing around (an issue)”, both meaning to avoid or skirt an issue or question. I am sure we will be seeing and hearing a lot of hemming around this political season. Kudos to Frank King for hearing this one and passing it on!
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