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Posted By: JennieG
01-Mar-14 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Subject: RE: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Not sure if this refers to the same pattern of speech, but a way of speaking which has been around for some time (and which, I must say, gives me a considerable dose of the irrits) are the unfinished "as" phrases - for instance, "that baby is as cute as". As cute as what? Another baby? a gorilla?

I find it as annoying as.