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Thread #153852   Message #3606559
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
02-Mar-14 - 06:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
Subject: RE: BS: Omitted noun figure of speech
I agree meself,

"I haven't the foggiest" expresses the idea in full without even knowing the specific intended noun whether it be "idea", "Notion", "clue", whatever, but their example.

"there is a gulf between the rich and the poor," without context, begs more questions than it answers.

It could be between countries, between individuals, in a certain country, to school districts even to the relative skills of folk singers, "His voice is rich" hers is poor"

There is certainly a substantive difference between the example in the article and Weerover's example. I would suggest that his example better fits the definition.