Choked up over ‘full-throated’

6 thoughts on “Choked up over ‘full-throated’”

  1. I think that it originated with fox-hunting or some other sort of hunting… when the hounds sniffed the prey they went into their “full-throated” baying and the hunters would know that the chase was on. So it’s not just the noise, but it’s the prequel to something exciting, like tearing a poor little fox limb from limb….

    1. As far as I’m concerned, it can go back from whence it came. It was a colorful new way to describe human behavior when someone first used it that way. But it ceased to be interesting when every reporter on the planet started using it, often to the virtual exclusion of any other adjective. I’m tired of cringing every time I hear it and am ready for it to go away.

  2. Methinks thou dost protest mistakenly, PT. I hath seance’d with Bill Shakespeare in his bunker in Bradbury Landing on Mars and he sayeth that it be a malapropism. (He has strives to keep up with linguistic evolution thru ESP.) Forsooth, he blameth it on the intensity of the profession of Inky Wretches, its nature being one not of studied contemplation but rather of deadlines.

    Journalism is literature in a hurry. – Matthew Arnold

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