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Monday, July 13, 2009

Seen In San Francisco: Detritus Littering City Streets Crosses Important Idiomatic Boundary

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Another idiom debunked... - JOE ESKENAZI
  • Joe Eskenazi
  • Another idiom debunked...
If you're an English speaker -- and if you're reading this, we know you're an English reader -- you're probably familiar with the distinctly American idiom "everything but the kitchen sink."

It's a phrase implying excess; a good example might be, "On San Francisco streets, there's so much discarded crap you'll find everything but the kitchen sink."

Actually, that might not be the best example -- as, illustrated above, we recently found none other than the kitchen sink discarded at Steiner and Page.

Perhaps it couldn't take the heat?

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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