Hey party people!
Hope this week hasn’t been the storm in the midst of calm! If so, keep that nose up and remember…the dawn always comes after darkness.
Have you ever found yourself caught in a sentence like the one above?
That’s called a “wrongism,” or a mixed up cliche.
You end up saying, “You can’t teach a new dog old tricks…”
“You can lead a horse to water but you can’t teach him new tricks.”
The correct cliche is, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” and “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.”
So…can YOU relate to mixing them from time to time?
I thought it’d be fun to give you a little quiz to determine your “Wrongism” aptitude.
How’d you do?
Add up the total you got right & determine your aptitude:
9-10 Right: Cliche Champ – You could hold your own in any cliche duel.
6-8 Right: Cliche Convo Kid – You’ve still got a good bit to learn, young grasshopper. Keep brushing up on your cliches & you can reach “Champ” status.
4-5 Right: Cliche Blonde Ambition – You get just enough right so that the ones you get wrong are funny. Just make sure you really pick funny ones to get wrong. Make em’ count before you reach “Convo Kid” status.
1-3 Right: Cliche Wannabe – Please refrain from using cliches…unless they are absolutely hilarious.
Chances are we’ve all been in the same bobcat and made the mistake of mixing up our cliches! Let the sleeping dogs snore and I won’t kiss & talk.