As you may have noticed, there’s no pattern to my fractured clichés. Sometimes I am totally off the mark and other times I simply mix up the words. Regardless of the reason, they never work. Here are a few where I used the right words in the wrong order. Interesting how something so small can make such a big difference.
Fractured Cliché: When life gives you lemonade, make lemons
Correct Cliché: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
Fractured Cliché: I can see the end at the light of the tunnel
Correct Cliché: I can see the light at the end of the tunnel
Fractured Cliché: Cross your I’s and dot your T’s
Correct Cliché: Cross your T’s and dot your I’s
Fractured Cliché: You can’t make a sow’s purse out of a silk ear
Correct Cliché: You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
May the farce be with you!