Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Steve Evans: Language Usage 4 and 5

Johnson City Press, Volume 89 – Number 333, Monday July 13, 2009, page 1

Language Usage 4 and 5.

Headline: “Heart and sole: Ralph Stout has worked at the family shoe repair business for more than 60 years” [Meet your neighbors – An occasional look at interesting people in Upper East Tennessee]

Body/Text: “The sign outside the door read: “Come in and Get all Heeled Up.”

Both of these examples are a play on words: sole for soul, and, possibly, heeled for healed (in relation to shoe repair). In addition, I like the expression “Come in and Get all Heeled Up.”
It has a "Southern charm and hospitality" connotation to me.

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