Will your experience the same phenomenon the next time you hear or read another news report about this issue?

The Chicago Tribune article titled, Barr hearing was much ado about nothing, related a Shakespeare idiom to Attorney General William Barr appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Mueller Report.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate two more idioms that will result in my mind from now every time I hear another news report on this issue.

Definitions

An idiom is a phrase or expression whose meaning can’t be understood from the ordinary meanings of the words in it. For example, “Get off my back!” is an idiom meaning “Stop bothering me!” The idiom “You hit the nail on the head” means “You’re exactly right.” (Google)

The BaaderMeinhof phenomenon, otherwise known as frequency illusion or recency illusion. This phenomenon occurs when the thing you’ve just noticed, experienced or been told about suddenly crops up constantly.   

King Solomon

Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.  (Ecclesiastes 1:17)

What’s My Point?

After reading the Chicago Tribune article, I believe I will exhibit the same psychological effects as the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon and associate the following three idiom idioms to this issue.

  1. “Much Ado about Nothing” by Shakespeare.
  2.  “Flogging it to death” from the Nero era.
  3. “Madness and Folly” by King Solomon

In My Opinion

So will millions of others who are fed up with hearing more news reports on this issue.

If Interested

Read the articles in the Source Links Below.

You Decide

Did this post “hit the nail on the head” on this issue?

Regards and good will blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-william-barr-hearing-mueller-trump-thiessen-20190502-story.html

What’s the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon?

https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/baader-meinhof-phenomenon.htm

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