From Dark Horse to Strange Bedfellows – Political Slang

As we sit in between conventions (Palin?, really, what was McCain thinking?!), I got an e-mail from my aunt that had a link to a site which highlighted the origins of some phrases thrown around frequently during voting seasons.

Sure, it’s obvious that “dark horse” in reference to a candidate was originally a phrase used in horse racing, but a few of the others aren’t as blatantly apparent.

Go here to learn more about some other political phrases.

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One response to “From Dark Horse to Strange Bedfellows – Political Slang

  1. I have constantly used the phrase “smoke-filled room, yet never knew it’s origin. Thanks.

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