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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mangling Cliches

I was reading through comments on another blog today and a commenter tried to trot out the old cliche "Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat." However, what the commenter actually had typed was "Snacking victory from the jaws of defeat." For some reason this just struck Mrs. Surly and I as incredibly funny. Then, after we had our laugh, Mrs. Surly and I returned to our normal wary silence.


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