We’re not addressing the elephants under the carpetPosted: April 8, 2023 Filed under: Uncategorized 5 Comments
Dr. Jordan Peterson, a Canadian psychologist, was talking on a podcast about Muslims and Christians, and uttered this nice malaphor.
It is a mashup of “the elephant in the room” (an obvious problem that no one wants to discuss) and “under the carpet” (keep secret or hidden from view). Malaphor followers will know that for some reason elephants are involved in many malaphors. I devoted a chapter to them in my book “He Smokes Like a Fish and other Malaphors”, which is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692652205
A big thanks to Will Lloyd for hearing this one and sending it in.
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This is one of the FUNNIEST ones I have ever seen!
(April 8, 2023)
Could he have meant “we keep sweeping it under the rug?”
Yes, for sure! I did say “under the carpet” that has the same meaning but I get your drift.