Are you giving me a break?Posted: March 6, 2018 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: are you kidding me?, expressions, give me a break, humor, malaphor, malaphors, MSNBC, Sam Nunberg, Spin, words Leave a comment
Had to post this congruent conflation immediately, as it was said last night by former Trump aide Sam Nunberg on in an MSNBC interview. Given the context, Nunberg mixed “give me a break”, and “are you kidding me?”, both scoffling retorts to something that seems unbelievable or ridiculous.“Are you giving me a break?” Spin.com calls it a “Borat-esque phrase”, but you and I know it to be a beautifully constructed malaphor. https://www.spin.com/2018/03/ex-trump-aide-sam-nunberg-was-unhinged-long-before-todays-meltdown/
A big thanks to Frank King for hearing this one and passing it on.
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