Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Not Quite The Idiom

Toronto is a multicultural city. I love all the different types of people who live here and the variety they bring. Often, Toronto residents are using English as a second (or third) language. Recently, I heard the following:

"I love chocolate so much. Totally addicted. Like butterflies to a bonfire."

I am pretty sure that they meant, "Like a moth to a flame," an idiom that means to be irresistibly and dangerously attracted to something. But I like the butterfly version, it has beautiful alliteration.

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