Student or Learner
I can't figure out the meaning of "the speech therapists in Durham"
in the following sentence on the BBC website.
Is that a kind of metaphor, or is there any famouse speech therapists'
office or college in Durham?
"So successful have toymakers been in creating a girl's world painted purely pink, that a study by speech therapists in Durham shows children having no problem identifying the colour blue, but saying "Barbie" when shown pink."
BBC NEWS | Magazine | Should we not dress girls in pink?
Your help will be appreciated.
There's nothing in that quote that suggests Durham is a particular mecca for speech therapists; 'speech therapists in Durham' just says where they're from (and probably identifies the source of some academic report). There may be a famous centre there; but the phrase isn't idiomatic and has no metaphorical force (to the knowledge of this layman).