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Monday, April 22, 2013

Mangled metaphors....

I just got a robo-call from the town high school principal reminding us about parent teacher conferences on Thursday.  He started out by hoping we had had a restful spring break, and commented that the students and come back "bushy eyed" and ready to work.  I'm assuming he's mangling "bright eyed and bushy tailed", but the image that bushy eyed gives is not quite as reassuring.

Actually, the mental image is pretty odd and disturbing.

1 comment:

Buttercup said...

Bushy eyed also doesn't seem analogous to being ready to work. I think I would be seriously disinclined to pay attention to my studies if I were bushy eyed. It sounds like it hurts. And might even be contagious.