Saturday, November 12, 2005

Cliché: no pain, no gain

Meaning: progress requires effort and sacrifice. Origins
Rewrite 1: no aches, no results
Rewrite 2: to break the
recordsn4 you have to bust7 some buns*
Rewrite 3: learning to walk requires some
rug burns** along the way
Rewrite 4: we had to burn some fingers to light the first fires

*scroll down to “buns”
**see “abrasion”

Comment: There are few direct corollaries to the original cliché. But the message can be stated just as eloquently without them.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Animé Clichés: Common character attributes an animé cartooning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No guts, no glory