North Carolina is a dead tie

This congruent conflation was uttered by Rachel Maddow on election eve.  It is a mash up of “dead heat” and virtual tie”, both meaning a competition which is tied.  I can’t help think that the speaker also had “tie-dyed” on her mind, a sort of dyslexia in malaphor form.  And finally what about those Jerry Garcia ties?   A big thanks to Frank King who heard this gem and passed it on.

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