Cliches That Don't Make Sense
This is probably another one of my dud threads, but I was thinking about some proverbs or cliches that simply don't make sense or that are not necessarily true.
"Money can't buy happiness."
Sure it can. It is not a prerequisite to happiness, nor does it solve all problems, but having a bunch of it sure makes people happy sometimes and it can make getting through life a whole lot easier.
"Waste not, want not."
Unless you want more than what you would have wasted, then this handy saying gets tossed out the window.
"The exception proves the rule."
I've never understood this one, and frankly it would seem the exception would disprove the rule. Every time.
"Trust your judgment."
Better hope your judgment can tell you when you need to get someone else's.
"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game."
Anyone remember the last time a losing team advanced in the playoffs? Or do they just pass on the team that played better? What in the heck does this mean?
Others? Comments? Anyone? Bueller?
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg