Dirty Minds and Poor Metaphors

March 21, 2004

From the most recent batch of homework:

"The idea [of socialism] was rampant in the minds and on the tongues of those living in the nineteenth century."

Over and above the bloated and awkward quality of the writing, this metaphor made me blush.

Fess up - how many of you immediately thought about fellatio when you read the sentence?

Posted by Red Ted at March 21, 2004 03:17 AM | TrackBack