Monday, May 31, 2010

Cliché: get a room

Meaning: suggestion to stop inappropriate displays of affection (example)

Rewrite 1: move it to the bedroom
Rewrite 2: should we get our own room?
Rewrite 3: put a wrap on that present and give it as a gift later
Rewrite 4: freeze that pose and we'll put it on display at the art museum
Rewrite 5: isn't that a scene written for film ... an X-rated film?

Comment: This cliché is usually repeated with some sarcasm, so the rewrites are presented in the same tone. 

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