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