Re: Cliches That Don't Make Sense
How 'bout this one:
The naked truth.
What is that all about? Is that different from the clothed version of the truth? Is it somehow truer if it has disrobed?
Isn't the truth the truth whether it's naked or not?
He stuck his foot in his mouth.
Where did that come from? Did somebody actually do that at some point thus beginning a new cliche?
Oh...now I'm thinking of all kinds...how 'bout:
Dead as a doorknob
What? Yeah, I guess a doorknob is dead alright. Was someone killed and the killer needed a good metaphor and he says, "Yeah, he's dead alright...he's as dead as...(can't think of anything, looks around the room, sees the door...)...he's as dead as a doorknob! Yeah! That's how dead he is. Just like that doorknob over there." Huh?
Stop your cryin' or I'll give you something to cry about.
never made any sense to me. "Yeah...I don't NEED something to cry about...I'm cryin' already."
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