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Monday, April 26, 2010

He stepped all over my corns…

I love language and all its permutations. I particularly like colorful idiomatic colloquialisms from various parts of the world and I collect them like other people collect pens. Hey wait a minute, I collect those, too. Anyway, imagine my delight when I heard one over the weekend that I’d not heard before. It was from an acquaintance from Ireland, who, when describing someone who’d been painfully “in her face,” said, “He stepped all over my corns” (which sounded more like "carns" in her lovely brogue). That immediately went into my lexicon, and I plan to use it the next chance I get. Even though I don’t have any corns and I don't want anyone to think I do.

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