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Chris -- 2011-03-08
People are making a mountain over a mole hill,” he said. “They are talking about taking someone’s livelihood over 30 seconds of a video. ...
That was not even a tornado it was a small micro burst. Stop trying to make a mountain over a mole hill.
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like youve never laughed at a newfie joke? or a black joke? Maybe a polish joke? I think people make a mountain over a mole hill.
I’m a little confused when you said that Alex “made a mountain over a mole hill” about you making JOKES pertaining to her children.
It’s an elegant rethinking and a slightly different mental picture.
Every week we hear the moan and moan about the refs decision, or the players dive… They make mountains out of mole holes sometimes… The commontators are suppose to commontate and not give there opinion.
Later: It is moleosophy.
Last edited by David Bird (2011-09-10 18:40:12)
There is the old usage of “of” to mean what we would today express as “out of” or “from”. Making a “mountain of a mole hill” is perfectly good usage if “of” is so taken.
In 1921, after hearing someone quote Jonathan Swift’s adage, “You can’t make a silk purse of a sow’s ear,” Little decided to try to do just that.
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .