Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red herring

Dedicated to Dariusz

A herring is a fish, but a red one?

It's a strange idiom indeed to describe some kind of false clue or trail.

Agatha Christie's crime novels are full of red herrings.

Now, I really recommend that you view the next video clip with a really excellent explanation of this idiom from its literal origin through to how it might be applied in an argument.

Who would have thought fish could be so much fun!!