The Captain of the aircraft carrier didn’t raise alarm bellsPosted: April 8, 2020 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Courtney Kubeg, expressions, humor, language, malaphor, raise the alarm, ring the bell, words Leave a comment
Courtney Kube uttered this one on MSNBC the other night. It is a congruent conflation of “raise the alarm” and “ring the bell”, both meaning to warn someone. A big thanks to that hawk-eared malaphor catcher Frank King for hearing this one!
If you liked this one, check out the book on malaphors, “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, available on Amazon. An easy read while isolating.