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No Matter How You Say It…

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

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?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, 24 February 2011 1:50 am

    I like zoo…a much more entertaining mental picture. Say hi to BossGiraffe for me 🙂

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 24 February 2011 10:03 pm

      Oh, I don’t know. Inmates running amok can provide much entertainment, I would think. And I’ll be sure to pass on your regards!

  2. Linda permalink
    Thursday, 24 February 2011 6:36 am

    The zoo metaphor seems more politically correct and creates a picture that makes me smile. BossGiraffe always has a way with words!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 24 February 2011 10:03 pm

      Not if PETA and the ASPCA has anything to say about it!

  3. Thursday, 24 February 2011 10:08 am

    I remember days like that. Some afternoons were a long week!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 24 February 2011 10:04 pm

      I am going to have to remember that. I’ll quote you.

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