Welcome to my shoesPosted: January 2, 2017
I am starting 2017 with a bang with one of the best malaphors ever uttered. It appeared in an article in the Atlantic entitled, “If not Obamacare, Then What?” and contains interviews with Trump voters in rural Pennsylvania. One person who owns a hair salon was complaining of the rise in premiums on Pennsylvania’s Obamacare exchange. Frustrated with escalating premiums and deductibles, she said this malaphor. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/12/if-not-obamacare-then-what/511130/?utm_source=fbb
It is a congruent conflation of “welcome to my world” and “walk a mile in (someone’s) shoes”, both meaning to consider another person’s perspective or experiences. Kudos to Steve Kovacs who spotted this one and passed it on! An assist to Mike Kovacs for posting the article on Facebook where his brother promptly identified the perfectly formed malaphor.
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