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Zelik

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If I "hit the nail on the head" is that Jackal-type behaviour?
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I'm unclear about your question. Are you asking if that's a jackal term?
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Yes. To hit a nail implies violence. No? This is not the protective use of violence, an act of hitting. Does this phrase have jackal quality or is it giraffe quality?

btw, I believe you do cartoons. Can you do giraffes?
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I got a those cartoons from another site. If you want to check it out, the site URL is right in that post.

I'm not too worried about the "nail on the head" turn of phrase. To me it just impies accuracy.

I'd rather the hammer hit the nail with precision so that the structure I'm building is solid (especially if its a bridge!), rather than the hammer hitting my thumb (or someone else's). Inaccuracy, in that instance, would be harmful and destructive. Violent, even.

You could say Mandela "hit the nail on the head" of ending apartheid, in his day and region, nonviolently. I'd much prefer him to hit the nail, than not.

To me, its just about accuracy or meeting aims.
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