There is a distinct difference between a whistle-blower and horn-blower. A whistle-blower, as current events has shown all too poignantly, has more to do with drawing attention to others, usually carrying with it negative connotations. A horn-blower has to do with promoting one’s self, also with ironically negative connotations, at least with one’s peers.
Except that there are a few finer nuances with blowing one’s own horn (ask me how I know this). One category, in fact, has to do with a type self-promotion in the eyes of others that can be done in ways so subtle as to even disguise itself from the one actually doing it! Another Continue reading “Put on notice.”