Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"So I told him ...

'Don't get your panties in an uproar!'"

Mom and I were eating at a diner a while ago and the two guys at the adjacent booth were talking. Not shouting, not even talking particularly loudly, just loudly enough that we couldn't help overhear what they were saying. And I almost choked on my pancakes when the one guy said that.

For my money, that's a mixed metaphor too good not to use again. I thought of it just now while watching a "Sports Night" episode wherein Dan asks Casey, "Can I spread it out for you in a nutshell?" (Not effectively, no.)

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