WORD IN THE HAND: MALAPHOR

SUE DE GROOT | Rub insult into a wound worth its weight in salt or it’s in poor taste

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

12 August 2021 - 20:27 By sue de groot

In one of the myriad missives recently unleashed by the spin doctors of SA’s newest political party, I was flummoxed to read the phrase “to add salt to injury”.

The press officer tasked with this daily bombardment of ideology to the masses — or at least those with the patience to read every newsletter in their inbox — used this term in relation to violence against women and children...

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