WORD IN THE HAND: MALAPHOR
SUE DE GROOT | Rub insult into a wound worth its weight in salt or it’s in poor taste
A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd
In one of the myriad missives recently unleashed by the spin doctors of SA’s newest political party, I was flummoxed to read the phrase “to add salt to injury”.
The press officer tasked with this daily bombardment of ideology to the masses — or at least those with the patience to read every newsletter in their inbox — used this term in relation to violence against women and children...