Date: Thu, 31 Mar 1994 06:25:02 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: Popular Expressions > Natalie says it makes sense to say someone can't walk and chew gum at the > same time. Is that a realistic characterization of klutziness? It may be > hypoerbolic. What Johnson seemed to me to mean about Ford wasn't that > Ford was absolutely incompetent (which would be the case in the current I agree that it was probably not exactly what Johnson wanted to say about Ford and that it is not an apt description in many cases. But I do think it makes a kind of sense as an extreme insult. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]