Friday, November 30, 2012

Visual, Evocative Expression to Emphasize Something

Here are some recent examples of articulate Americans using a vivid, evocative expression to emphasize something--examples which, I hope, will inspire the rest of us into similarly imaginative use of the language, especially when we are trying to break through the clutter.

  • Referring to the strong “Cyber Monday” sales earlier this week, Marshal Cohen, a retail analyst with the NPD Group, telling PBS’s NBR: “…every year we keep saying more and more consumers are shopping online, both the younger consumer which was born with a computer in their crib—they are very comfortable doing it—and the older generation is also…” 

  • Referring to Joe Biden’s “antics--his interjections, sighs, and quips…” during last month’s vice presidential debate, John Dickerson of Slate magazine saying: “At times his (Biden’s) treatment of Ryan was so dismissive, he seemed only a few threads of restraint from reaching across the table and patting Ryan on the head.” Really humorous!

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