Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Confessions of an Idiom

What happens when the elephant in the room confronts the skeleton in the closet? That’s far from the only turns of speech that go head-to-head in this sequence. Someone who is just learning English would be completely baffled! This award-winning video was made by Amanda Koh and Mollie Helms at Ringling College of Art + Design. (via Metafilter


Bilbo said...

Speaking as one with an interesting, but relatively useless degree in Linguistics, I think this is hysterical!!

Bicycle Bill said...

The run-down of idioms in the credits was incomplete ... I noticed 'crocodile tears' as well as 'vanish like a puff of smoke' during the course of the video, and of course the ending where the skeleton 'laughs his ass off', but they were missing from the credit list.


xoxoxoBruce said...

I thought it was "vanishing IN a puff of smoke" but that may be regional differences, I missed the other two which after you mentioned them prompted a forehead slap. LoL