Ironic Misapprehension

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brogine
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Ironic Misapprehension

Postby brogine » Sun May 02, 2021 3:33 pm

I don’t think I ever posted this.
Years ago, I transcribed the following from a BBC news program on NPR:

“ . . . was expelled for ‘activities incompatible with diplomatic status,’ often shorthand for ‘spying.’

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Slava
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Re: Ironic Misapprehension

Postby Slava » Sun May 02, 2021 8:19 pm

I've seen something similar, about injuries being "incompatible with life." :roll:
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Re: Ironic Misapprehension

Postby Audiendus » Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:38 am

This makes me think of the expression 'uncalled for'.

"I know the service was slow, but throwing a fork at the waiter was uncalled for." As if the person had been under the misapprehension that it was called for (i.e. required).


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