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Shapes in Language – First Comment Round

In an interview broadcast on CNN today, Christiane Amanpour asks her interviewee:

“So how does this (the economic situation in Cuba – currently described as very good by authorities-, and the energy problems recently reported by Cubans) square up?”

What did she mean?

What other uses of words describing shapes (circle, square, triangle, oval, rectangle, round, etc) help you express various ideas in English?

Feel free to make your comments below. The next round is on me!

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