[ sĭch′ōō-ā′shə-nəl ]
A severe, transitory emotional disorder caused by an extremely distressing event or situation.
10 Times Idioms Were Used Incorrectly In Famous SituationsWhen idioms are misused, quite a bit can be lost in translation, leaving the audience scratching their heads (we've done a slideshow on that too!). A gaffe between friends is one thing, but what about when the whole world is listening? Pretty embarrassing ... or learning moment? Either way, here are 10 times idioms were used incorrectly in famous situations.
May These Quotes Inspire A New Beginning For YouStart the new year off right with these inspirational quotes.
- situation comedy,
- situation ethics,
- situation room,
- situational irony,
- situs inversus,
- situs picketing
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