Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Can we just decide it's death by two-thousand cuts?
I apologize for bad grammar. You only hyphenate between 21 and 99, not lesser numbers, and even not when modifying thousand. I momentarily lapsed when I thought it was a compound adjective modifying cuts, but that's not valid because you can treat two thousand like one word. That's your English lesson for today.
This will be the first in a short series commemorating some recent metaphors I've been subjected to in meetings and in person. They have been used. I hope that makes them all the sweeter.
Great Moments in Recent Metaphor History I
Snarky: We're suffering death by a thousand cuts and we're on cut 999.
Title: Can we just decide it's death by two-thousand cuts?