I have seen Dan Rather, and Dan Rather is me…

I’m just off the phone with a colleague. I asked him if he was “chomping at the bit” for a piece of work he’s waiting on. I suddenly realized that, without being totally aware of it, I may pepper my day-to-day conversation with expressions like this, and may thus be suffering from some sort of Dan Rather-like perception in the conversation space. I believe I may have actually said “oh, go on…” to someone the other day. What’s happening to me?


Kevin's picture
Kevin on October 21, 2003 - 20:25 Permalink

I can’t imagine what you mean ;-)

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steverocker on October 22, 2003 - 10:31 Permalink

I believe actually that the original phrase was “champing at the bit” but it has been misused commonly over time

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Peter Rukavina on October 22, 2003 - 10:56 Permalink

So not only am I a cornball, but I’m a cornball who can’t get things right…