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Backwards and In High Heels

Last night on TRMS, Joy Reid described Warren as having a similar political brand to Sanders, and used the phrase, "backwards and in high heels", a "metaphor" (<-- her word, I would be inclined to call it synecdoche in the original usage and only metaphor when used in a non-dancing context) from the "old Frank Capra" films.

*sigh*

Fred Astaire. Ginger Rogers. If there is a Frank Capra film with Astaire and Rogers in it (and the whole point of the quote requires both Astaire and Rogers to be in the quote at the same time), I don't know it (but please, enlighten me!).

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ginger_Rogers

If "Thaves" comes from where I think it does, I'm related to the cartoonist.

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ethelmay
Jun. 10th, 2016 05:07 pm (UTC)
I suspect Fred/Frank confusion. Capra would be rather a good name for a dancer, now I think of it (cf. caper, capriole).
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