123. Colorful Metaphors
I don't understand the “I'd hit that” slang. I mean, I understand it, but I don't get its etymology. Not sure I want to. So much of our language and metaphor is couched in violence — killing birds with stones, dodging bullets, shooting from hips. “I'd hit that” is not only violent, but dehumanizing, reducing a person to “that.” We're a rather disturbed culture.
Nov 15, 2013 - 01:01 AM Pac | Link
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