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bilby commented on the word baromets
August 23, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word baromets
Maybe there should be a list of oxymoronic mental imagery that pairs animals with bizarre characteristics, like vicious sheep and attack butterfly. Oh look! There IS one!
October 10, 2007
reesetee commented on the word baromets
And believe me, it was meant as a compliment.
skipvia commented on the word baromets
Can't really speak for chained_bear and sionnach, but I think we're pretty proud of this fact.
Ever hopeful, you are.
Oh, come on. We've barely gotten to "pretty weird," let alone "one of the weirdest."
This has to be one of the weirdest conversations on Wordie.
sionnach commented on the word baromets
There is the infamous assessment by the English politician, Dennis Healey, of a debate in which he was attacked by Roy Jenkins:"It felt like being ravaged by a dead sheep."
You know, I would have thought the same, skipvia--vicious sheep sounds a little like attack butterfly--but a co-worker of mine recently had her leg broken by a sheep. I kid you not. Those sheep, they're--they're vicious.
"Vicious sheep" creates an oxymoronic mental image.
Also known as the vegetable lamb of tartary, instead of flowering, the plant blossoms into vicious, omnivorous sheep.