24 February 2005

On Death and Doornails

My roommate and I were having another of those n-times-tangential discussions (ranging from bagels to Schrödinger's Cat to puppies to cookies) when I recalled the phrase "dead as a doornail." Since when are doornails dead? Wouldn't it be more accurate to say "Unalive as a doornail?"


Joel Brown said...

They have been separated from the life that was Mother Earth.

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