Monday, October 25, 2010

Cliché: head over heels

Meaning: excited; turning bodyflips or cartwheels (example)

Rewrite 1: noggin over joggin
Rewrite 2: cap over socks
Rewrite 3: helmet over cleats
Rewrite 4: nose over toes
Rewrite 5: knees over shoulders

Comment: Most of these are just another way of saying the same thing, although I did at least change the general terms and order a bit. It might have been fun to say something more like "knocked into body flips" or "rolling like a Catherine's wheel."

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Unknown said...

Hog under handmaiden.

Booksville Bookclub said...

Wow, I really had to think about that one. It takes a leap in imagination, but it might work.