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This review of a book on the automobile’s impact and future is of minimal interest, but I found this statement intriguing:

The car’s weak heel, of course, is its dependence on petroleum.

Obviously, he intends “Achilles’ heel,” but chooses to replace “Achilles” with “weak” to produce a weird expression I’ve seen nowhere else. Is he fearful that people won’t know who Achilles is? or why his heel was his point of vulnerability? I really don’t think “weak heel” is going to make it as a figure of speech.

Written by Leisureguy

7 August 2008 at 9:48 am

Posted in Daily life

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  1. And cars don’t have heels.

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    Sorghum Crow

    7 August 2008 at 10:30 am


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