|The following was inspired by an article written by gailey about cliches plus I used her article as a reference to find many of the cliches.
There are few words in the item that are not part of a cliche. I counted 75 and while they may not be used as the cliche intended, they are common cliches we use.
Believe it or not, we'll do lunch. So if you will get with the program and give me a hand, no matter if you are having a bad hair day, the rest is history. I mean, I hate to say this, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it. It canít be business as usual, and while I know youíve been there, done that and itís the same old, same old, just donít go there!
Oh, I know that's just the tip of the iceberg, but let's just agree to disagree and we'll leave it at that. You know how it is, so don't worry about it. Heís a few fries short of a Happy Meal; a few brick shy of a load; not playing with a full deck, know what I mean? Plus, heís slow as a turtle, so Iím just hedging a bet when I say heís quicker than a New York minute.
I tell you, thereís never a dull moment. It just beats me, because he comes running in here, naked as a Jay bird and says, ďItís a small world, isnít it? So take this job and shove it!Ē
Well, let me tell you how I would respond and I wouldnít say it with flowers either. I mean, the handwriting is on the wall! This is not Epicurean delights, either. How do you do and itís nice to meet you, too, but a thousand points of light are not dirt cheap. So, wake up and smell the roses, and don't count your chickens before they hatch, or theyíll come home to roost while youíre sleeping like a log.
Iím here to tell you, I know what Iím talking about. You better take care because the game is a lot closer than the score indicates. I mean, what goes around comes around, cause justice is blind. You may think itís whatever tickles your fancy, but let me say this about about; when they say itís the thought that counts, and there are no strings attached, they're just pulling your leg and feeding you a lot of baloney. Know what Iím saying? Yeah, thatís right, you better be sure you got milk, cause you gonna need it when you have to eat crow. When the learning curve catches up to you where the rubber meets the road, just lift your glass of milk and say, ďHere's mud in your eye!Ē Then jump in with both feet and swallow it all, hook, line and sinker.
What do you mean, youíre just touching base? Are you deaf and dumb? Buddy, Iím telling you, you're toast! So just smile and say cheese! Your only salvation now is to acquire weapons of mass destruction, then maybe you can sleep tight. And be sure you donít leave home without it. Just do it! What do you mean you can fly high as a kite? Yeah, right, when the cows come home and pigs fly. Like when you said you were running a grass roots campaign and you were going to meet and greet everybody.
Look, I know time heals all wounds, but did you see your competition? He was dressed to kill and heís going to win hands down. Oh, do you really think you have a chance to beat him? Well, you and whose army? Compared to him, youíre meek as a lamb not to mention that you drink like a fish. They say good fences make good neighbors and in your case, you better be inside the fence cause your world is going to come tumbling down around your ears like a house of cards.
Well, smoke Ďem if you got Ďem; write if you find work, send money if they pay you and donít call me, Iíll call you.