Friday, December 30, 2005

Cliché: one man's garbage is another man's treasure

Meaning: value is in the eye of the beholder. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: one man’s
garbage is another man’s four-star meal
Rewrite 2: one man’s
treasure is another man’s trash
Rewrite 3: what is junk to you may be treasure to me
Rewrite 4: you see
junk I see jonque (“dressed-up” version of junk)
Rewrite 5: junk by any other name is treasure by another

Comment 1: You may be familiar with this cliché using "trash" or "junk" instead of "garbage."

Comment 2 : There are lots of ways to position both “garbage” and “treasure.” There are also lots of ways to twist and turn the phrase to praise either trash or treasure.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
This is Broken – Advertising Cliches: “This Is Broken is a project to make companies more aware of their customer experience. Submit your own entry.”

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