Impossible To Ignore!

Idioms and Adages are always fun to learn about and use in your day to day life. One common idiom is the famous “Elephant In The Room”.

As we know, Idioms are a string of words with figurative language and can be useful to make more interesting conversations and more compelling writing.

An Elephant In The Room:
🐘 Does not refer to an actual elephant, but signifies a BIG problem which everyone is aware about, but nobody is talking about.
🐘It refer to an obvious problem that no one Is addressing.

A recent example…
πŸ‘‘ Oprah Winfrey’s controversial interview with Megan Markle and Prince Harry touched upon a sensitive issue of racism – An elephant in the room.

Origin:
πŸ“° While the origin is unclear, one ofΒ the theories say that the first use of this word was in 1959 by the New York Times newspaper as the first recorded use of this phrase as a simile. There is supposedly a line from it that read:
β€œπ•±π–Žπ–“π–†π–“π–ˆπ–Žπ–“π–Œ π–˜π–ˆπ–π–”π–”π–‘π–˜ π–π–†π–˜ π–‡π–Šπ–ˆπ–”π–’π–Š 𝖆 π–•π–—π–”π–‡π–‘π–Šπ–’ π–†π–‡π–”π–šπ–™ π–Šπ––π–šπ–†π–‘ 𝖙𝖔 π–π–†π–›π–Žπ–“π–Œ 𝖆𝖓 π–Šπ–‘π–Šπ–•π–π–†π–“π–™ π–Žπ–“ π–™π–π–Š π–‘π–Žπ–›π–Žπ–“π–Œ 𝖗𝖔𝖔𝖒.Β π•΄π–™β€™π–˜ π–˜π–” π–‡π–Žπ–Œ π–žπ–”π–š π–π–šπ–˜π–™ π–ˆπ–†π–“β€™π–™ π–Žπ–Œπ–“π–”π–—π–Š π–Žπ–™.”

How ironic is it that if you would see an elephant in the room, you would immediately notice it as it is one of the biggest mammals in the world!

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