Monday, October 03, 2011

Cliches

We were talking in the car about common sayings that aren't literally true. I can't remember where the conversation started, but I mentioned "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger". I have always had a bit of a problem with that one. Michael suggested a rewrite, that is 100% correct in all situations.

"What kills you doesn't make you stronger".

2 comments:

Nobody said...

I favour, "What doesn't kill you makes you really ill, possibly with lingering side effects and even some visible scarring"

chris.dadness said...

I think of the phrase "serious but stable condition" and the expression "a shadow of his former self".