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It was raining cats and dogs Metaphor as we drove along the freeway. We arrived at the airport at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, Tautology well before our flight to Athens was due to depart, so we had time for a cup of coffee. While we were sitting in the restaurant, an annunciation Malapropism for ‘announcement’ came over the PA system, informing us that our aircraft was ready for boarding. Dad said we must hurry up quickly Tautology and finish our drinks.

My little brother Jimmy suddenly looked worried. "But I need to go to the rest room," Euphemism he pleaded.

"OK, but don't be long", responded Mum, as he rushed away to look for the right door.

"He always forgets," I muttered. "It'll be his fault if we miss the plane."

"Don't worry," Dad reassured me, with a fin on his grace. Spoonerism for ‘grin on his face’ "He'll be as good as gold Simile once we get on the plane."

We didn't have to worry at all, because there was a long extended Tautology wait before we could actually board our plane. Eventually, after going through the departure lounge and showing our passes, we were met by a smiling fright Spelling error for ‘flight’ attendant, who showed us where to sit. Jimmy was very excited and marched along like a cat with two tails, Simile but my heart was in my mouth. Metaphor This was the first time I'd been on a plane.

My confidence was not increased when I watched the steward showing us how to use our safety belts and oxygen masks. This king could thrash, Spoonerism for ‘This thing could crash’ I thought to myself. However, once we were in the air, and well above the clouds, I felt much more relaxed, and began to enjoy the experience.

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OK, it'll, don't, he'll

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