8 Times Figures of Speech Happened Literally Anything

8 Times Figures of Speech Happened Literally

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There's a reason we use metaphors instead of literal language all the time: Metaphors are more fun. Also, "I hope your performance goes well" has way more syllables than "Break a Leg", and every second we waste talking to people is another second we can't spend on Twitter.

But it looks like we've been tempting fate, because some of these metaphors actually happen in real life. Speaking of the "Break a Leg" thing...
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    Actress Breaks Leg During Show

    Did you know that the reason we say “Break a Leg” instead of “Good Luck” is because it’s bad luck to say “good luck”? I learned that from the video that I’m going to link to you in the next section, after I tell you the story of Aicha Kossoko, who literally broke her leg during a performance of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Do you think it happened because somebody wished her “Good Luck”?

    Best Example of the Phrase I Could Find on Youtube 

    Here’s an awesome video for English Language Learners where the actors explain what “break a leg” means in agonizing, wonderful, beautiful detail.

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