Clear as mud

posted by Brendan Hodgson

Yes, we have bigger fish to fry in our work day, and I certainly don’t want to create a tempest in a tea cup. However, between me, you, and a fence post, I believe it’s vitally important to separate the sheep from the goats: or in this case the bad language from the good.

Mark my words, dear communicators, if you lay down with the dog you get up with fleas. So watch those cliches, or I’ll have to knock you from here to next Wednesday. Though I’m sure that’s better than a slap in the face with a wet fish.

 

3 Comments
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Oct
2006

Bob O'Malley

It ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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Oct
2006

Colin McKay

That’s a tough row to hoe. If you don’t keep it on the straight and narrow, you’re sure to waver in mind and in spirit.

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Oct
2006

James Barbour

Clichés are the elephant in the room for a large part of our industry.  The dilemma being, do you try to put lipstick on the gorilla, or merely pin a tail on it and call it a donkey?

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