I have stumbled upon another unintentional misuse of a common word. I'm sure it was not a malicious misuse. Just an error by the uninformed. Or the young. Someone who has heard a saying bandied about by his elders, but has not taken the time to digest the context. To commit it to memory. Somebody not quite as well-read or long in the tooth or as educated in the scientific lore as Val. A novice at slapping words onto computer screen. Or, more likely, onto a tiny sliver of android phone.
I was browsing through some updates on one of the Big Brother 14 websites, and encountered a line about the houseguests feeling vulnerable during the live double eviction broadcast. Feeling like a target for a vicious attack. "It makes you feel like your juggler is out."
Heavens to Betsy! YOUR JUGGLER IS OUT! Hopefully, your little juggler did not escape when you left your barn door open. I imagine a juggler running willy-nilly about the house, tossing three of those bowling pin club thingies rhythmically as he dodges a multitude of folks trying to capture him with fishing nets, wire snares on the ends of broomstick-like wooden poles, frayed-rope lassos, burlap sacks, and long, vaudevillian, shepherd's crook hooks. As the tumult ensues, lamps are smashed, chairs overturned, portraits knocked askew, a cat caterwauls in surprise as his tail is trampled, and chasers knock heads as your nimble juggler avoids apprehension at the last second.
What a great concept for a Dr. Seuss-like story.