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mcouture, language policeman, reporting for duty

Hey kids, here are the words and expressions that are bothering me.

• To “throw under the bus.” I, for one, am tired of people being “thrown under the bus.” Let’s throw them under a train, or a taxi, or a covered wagon.

• “In harm’s way.” Here comes harm! Get out of the way! Otherwise you might lose a limb, be killed, suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression or suicide. So remember, stay out of “harm’s way.”

• Listening to a recent NPR story about the euthanasia of Eight Belles immediately following the Kentucky Derby, the vet who was being interviewed kept speaking of horse racing as an “industry.” Let me keep my illusions. I was hoping it was a sport or something.

• Developers. The guys who cut down trees and put up fancy houses. Land is not developed so much as it is “exploited.” Isn’t that the word? To say that it is developed is to imply that there was something lacking before, like a "gated community" (hmmm) or a new Hooters franchise.
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Right Said, Fred

Spoken Like A Champ!

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yes i agree i also am sick of hearing these phrases! the developers, i never thought of it that way. i pritty much just thought of them as the jerks that cut down the beautiful trees!!

I ain't gonna sing, copper

But I will do a little soft shoe number.

Amen, brother Deth.

Dandy, you were tempted to say "like a chimp" weren't you. Or was it "chump."?

Re: I ain't gonna sing, copper

heyyyy, waddaya take me for, some kinda wiseguy or sumptin'?
sledding

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