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sionnach commented on the word baromets
Also known as the vegetable lamb of tartary, instead of flowering, the plant blossoms into vicious, omnivorous sheep.
October 10, 2007
skipvia commented on the word baromets
"Vicious sheep" creates an oxymoronic mental image.
chained_bear commented on the word baromets
You know, I would have thought the same, skipvia--vicious sheep sounds a little like attack butterfly--but a co-worker of mine recently had her leg broken by a sheep. I kid you not. Those sheep, they're--they're vicious.
There is the infamous assessment by the English politician, Dennis Healey, of a debate in which he was attacked by Roy Jenkins:
"It felt like being ravaged by a dead sheep."
reesetee commented on the word baromets
This has to be one of the weirdest conversations on Wordie.
Oh, come on. We've barely gotten to "pretty weird," let alone "one of the weirdest."
Ever hopeful, you are.
Can't really speak for chained_bear and sionnach, but I think we're pretty proud of this fact.
And believe me, it was meant as a compliment.
Maybe there should be a list of oxymoronic mental imagery that pairs animals with bizarre characteristics, like vicious sheep and attack butterfly. Oh look! There IS one!
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