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Re: Thank you very much Bob

Posted by ESC on February 23, 2004

In Reply to: Thank you very much Bob posted by Miri Barak on February 23, 2004

: : : "She is like the *purple elephant".

: : : Does anyone knows why it is considered as a compliment?
: : : then he says she has a wonderful personality.

: : : Thanks a lot

: : Hard to say without more context, but there is a common remark about "the elephant in the room," something it is impossible to ignore. A purple elephant, in this context might mean someone so larger-than-life, so unusual, that one cannot possibly ignore it. Or her.

I paged through a few children's poems and rhymes books on the off chance that there was a purple elephant poem. No luck. Maybe I'll write one.