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Dong, Yu Ren. 2004. Don’t keep them in the dark! Teaching metaphors to English language learners. Revista Lumina 93 (4) : 29–35. 7 pp.
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The actual questions of the genesis of metaphors and their initial (prae-)forms are never examined and most often omitted in toto. As a rare exception Yu Ren Dong mentioned for the interested teachers, alas: without referring to any sources, that “pull your leg was originally thought to be used to shorten the suffering of a person who was being hanged.” (Boyan Nikolaev;