I just want to get under your feathersPosted: October 10, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, getting under your skin, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, ruffle your feathers, words Leave a comment
This was a comment from a Facebook “friend”. It’s a nice congruent conflation of “getting under your skin” and “ruffling your feathers”, both meaning to irritate or annoy someone. This seems to happen a lot on Facebook, even among “friends”. Props to Vicki Ameel-Kovacs, the reigning Malaphor Queen, who saw this one and passed it on.