Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

A Turn of a Phrase

Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

A Turn of a Phrase

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a turn of a phrase can go on for days it's a merry-go-round of meaning and sound  a turn of a phrase is a spinning top it can make you dizzy 'til it comes to a stop  a turn of a phrase is a Hanukah dreidel it won't stand for long it's fundamentally unstable  a turn of a phrase is a Whirling Dervish dancing in a manner more than a little curvish  a turn of a phrase is a voyeur's gaze when you're least aware it makes you stop and stare  a turn of a phrase is a crazy carousel ride the painted ponies and fall under its spell  a turn of a phrase is a spinning wheel if you prick your finger it might never heal  a turn of a phrase is a turn of the key it can open your mind and unlock mystery  a turn of a phrase is an endless maze just around the bend is another dead end  a turn of a phrase like a turn of the screw tightens its grip trapping me and you  a turn of a phrase is a linguistic maelstrom a whirlpool of words you may never escape from  a turn of a phrase is like the Earth on its axis day follows night like death follows taxes  a turn of a phrase is a roundabout whether you're coming or going it's hard to get out  a turn of a phrase is a revolving door better exit quickly or you'll be in for more  a turn of a phrase is just a phase of language gone mad it's a passing fad  a turn of a phrase is just circular reasoning it's gourmet cooking with spices and seasoning  a turn of a phrase is a centrifugal force with great gravity a weighty discourse  a turn of a phrase swings and sways like a pendulum do that's English for you 

Lance Strate

Lance Strate is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University and is internationally recognized for his intellectual leadership in the discipline of communication, Media Ecology, and General Semantics. …

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