January 24, 2010

Adage (and Subtractage)

Great minds think alike.
   It's called plagiarism.

Blessing in disguise.
   How we describe truly horrible things.

Apple of my eye.

   So much better than the banana of my ear.

Put a sock in it.
   Don't do it, she'll find out eventually. Trust me.

Over my dead body.

   Has this ever stopped anyone from doing anything?  It tends to be more of an incentive.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

   100 percent return on investment?  Ponzi.

Throw out the baby with the bath water.
   Then sign up for that parenting course.

Pig in a poke.
   Illegal, in most Northern states.

That's the pot calling the kettle black.
   Why can't cookware just stick to the issues?

Third time's the charm.
   Rejected as knife jugglers' motto.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
   And really, really boring.

... Till the cows come home.

   Why is there no cow curfew? This is why so many cows go bad.

Don't judge a book by its cover.
   Unless the cover has, I don't know, a title, an exciting description, glowing reviews ...

When pigs fly.
   Can they check on the cows?

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

   Unless you're chained in someone's crawl space

Thanks to:   Odd Blog

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