No Matter How You Say It…
In search of the perfect way to describe a certain setting, BossGiraffe offered the following:
I think the animals are running the zoo.
FrumeSarah: Um…I think you mean that the inmates are running the asylum.
BossGiraffe: Nope, I mean the animals are running the zoo.
FrumeSarah: You know, I’m going to have to look that up later.
BossGiraffe: I know you will. And either you’ll owe me an apology or you can write an entry on Wikipedia about my new expression.
It just so happens that at the time BossGiraffe uttered his bit about the animals and the zoo, the Hebrew students were on break. I’m sure that was purely coincidental. And never mind that “-giraffe” is part of this man’s name.
Anyway, I was unable to find much information and will need to conduct further research. In the meantime, which metaphor do you prefer: zoo or asylum?