Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Cliché: when pigs fly

Meaning: when impossible things happen. Meaning and uses.
Rewrite 1: when trees dance (can you imagine them in
Rewrite 2: when cats
Rewrite 3: when horses skip rope (they can jump but can they skip?)
Rewrite 4: when penguins fly
Rewrite 5: when cars
parallel-park themselves

Comment: It sounds awkward when you add many words, as in rewrites 3 and 5, so simpler statements may work better. However, I encourage more imaginative statements, more impossible combinations.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Cheats, Cliches, Cartoons, Anime…: “…many ways to cut corners in creating animation.”

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