UNC English Class!

English professors love to catch the errors 
students make in their term papers, and 
they love nothing better than to catch mixed 
metaphors. The "friends and survivors" 
of the UNC English department collected 
this list of mixed metaphors and posted 
them on their web site: 

"He swept the rug under the carpet."
"She's burning the midnight oil at both ends."
"It was so cold last night I had to throw another blanket on the fire."
"It's time to step up to the plate and cut the mustard." 
"She's robbing Peter to pay the piper."
"He's up a tree without a paddle."
"Beware my are skating on hot water."
"Keep your ear to the grindstone."
"Sometimes you've gotta stick your neck out on a limb."
"Some people sail through life on a bed of roses like a knife slicing through butter."

1 comment:

Professor Howdy said...

"For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. - Isaiah 55:12 NKJV

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