July 05, 2006

Whistling in the Saddle

Via Kieran Healy at Crooked Timber: in the Guardian's World Cup coverage, a covey of metaphors jostle cheek-to-jowl in a custard of figuration:

France began this tournament saddled with worries about the ageing legs at the heart of their team, but they have changed their tune.

Posted by Geoff Nunberg at July 5, 2006 05:14 PM