Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Cliché: even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while

(entered for 04.25.06)

Meaning: even the disadvantaged excels on occasion. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: even a deaf pig answers the dinner bell occasionally.
Rewrite 2: even a color-blind man matches socks once in a while.
Rewrite 3: even a man who can’t smell can give beautiful roses.
Rewrite 4: A geek and his girl aren’t forever doomed lovers.

Comment: Rewrite 4 is a stretch, but it can still work in the right circumstance.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Facts on File: Dictionary of clichés.

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