First off, let me say I’m on the flesh it out side of the fence, but Grace brought this burning issue to my attention a while ago, and now every time I hear “We’ll flush it out” I want to scream. This is what I think – someone a long time ago said “flesh it out”, and someone incorrectly heard “flush it out”, and they told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on, and so on.
Here’s the thing – flush it out only makes sense if your getting rid of something, and start all over. Think about things your flush out – get it? If you put something together that’s 50% done, those are the bones of the project – it next needs flesh, “flesh it out”. Makes sense doesn’t it? Someone is going to have to explain to me flush in that context. YOU CAN’T.
Anyway, I got the bright idea to run a poll. Let’s put this to bed. Of course I’ll flush out the results if I don’t agree. ;)