Spiraling downhillPosted: May 25, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: downward spiral, expressions, going downhill, Greta Van Susteren, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, MSNBC, words Leave a comment
Is there such a thing as a dyslexic malaphor? “Spiraling downhill” might be one. It was said on MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren’s show, referring to Trump’s leaking of classified information to the Russians in the Oval Office. I believe it is a mashup of “spiraling down” and “going downhill”, both meaning something going out of control and getting worse. There is also “downward spiral”, also meaning a situation getting worse. If I keep thinking about this one, I will be spiraling downhill so my analysis now ends. A tip of the hat to Mike Kovacs for hearing this one!