Don’t try any funny stuff
Blog Guy, I am foreign person you help in the past, learning English as second language. Good morning.
Good morning, foreign person. What can I do for you today?
Please explain American expression, “adding insult to injury…”
Ah, I guess that could be confusing.
Here’s an example. The man and woman in the photo above were detained when they were caught carrying stolen items.
But instead of being lucky enough to be grabbed by normal cops, they got busted by policemen dressed as clowns. This would be adding insult to injury, especially when they hear the Clown Miranda Warning:
You have the right to remain silent. HONK! HONK! Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. A little seltzer in your face, sir?
You have the right to speak to a clown attorney, and to have a clown attorney present when we put itching powder in your underwear. WHOOP! WHOOP!
If you cannot afford a bozo lawyer, a bozo lawyer will be provided for you at Buffoon Government expense! HONK! HONK!
Policemen dressed as clowns stand next to a couple detained after stealing some items from a house in the municipality of San Nicolas de los Garza, near Monterrey, Mexico, January 10, 2011. The policemen, known as Policlowns, are part of the police force of the municipality and visit schools in the neighborhood as part of a program to teach children good values. REUTERS/Stringer