Hey there, Nostalgians… ^_^
Before I get to the meat of the matter… *chuckle* Sorry, inside joke. I’ll share soon enough though. As I was saying, before I get to the main post, I just want to remind y’all to please nominate my friends and I in the Naija Blog Awards in the attached categories:
The Sirkastiq Centre tscng.wordpress.com for Best Humour Blog
TheNakedConvos www.tncng.com for Nigerian Blog of the Year
Afrosays So http://afrosays.com for Best Collaborative or Group Blog
Omoge Mura www.omogemura.com for Best Fashion or Style Blog
Musings on Music http://lajidwayem.wordpress.com for Best Music Blog
London Letters http://letters4rmlondon.wordpress.com for Best Personal Blog
Yinkus Pinkus http://demorrieaux.wordpress.com/ for Best Faith-based Blog
Nostalgic Words of Future Me https://olatoxic.wordpress.com/ for Best Topical Blog under the sub-category Inspirational
And for Best Book, Poetry, or Writing Blog, any one of:
Phantom Pages http://phantompages.wordpress.com/ ,
The Sawaleh blog http://sawaleh.wordpress.com/ or
Nostalgic Words of Future Me https://olatoxic.wordpress.com/
Please go to http://nigerianblogawards.com/register.php and use the links (highlighted in blue) to nominate these (and any other) blogs for the awards.
And now, to the meat of the matter…
Sometime last week, someone and I were having a little convo on twitter that led me to make a statement that ended with “…what’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander” I was tempted to then add “One man’s meat is another man’s poison” but I didn’t.
At that point, something struck me for the umpteenth time.
Isn’t it funny how we have all these idioms , sayings and proverbs which on their own are pretty wise but when placed in comparison some of them actually contradict each other, even if sometimes only marginally.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander vs One man’s meat is another man’s poison is one of those examples.
Another example, especially when you look at them from the angle of relationships, is…
Absence makes the heart grow fonder/Familiarity breeds contempt vs Out of sight is out of mind.
Well, following the musing, I decided to have some witty (if I may say so myself :p) fun. I came up with statements/tweets with two or more idioms threaded in to achieve something sometimes contradictory, sometimes funny, sometimes insightful, sometimes punny and sometimes, even stupid. I chose to tag them #IdiomWars and well, here they are. enjoy…
How can what’s good for the goose be good for the gander if one size doesn’t fit all?
Feeling under the weather while it’s raining cats and dogs must be really sickening.
Best you hold your horses when pigs fly lest you end up sick as a dog.
I was wondering why the salesgirl was pulling my leg till I found out the pants would cost me an arm and a leg.
Some missed golden opportunities must be worthless in reality seeing as all that glitters is not gold. Sour grapes.
The grass is greener till you end up on the other side and go green with envy at the people who stayed back.
Easier to kill two birds with one stone when they’re of a feather and are flocking together.
A little bird told me about the birds and the bees. I ended up with all my nest eggs in one basket.
The man who is born without a silver spoon is more likely to appreciate the silver linings on cloud 9.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. The gander couldn’t lay though, so it killed the goose that laid the golden eggs.
He decided to get his head out of the clouds by trying to wrap his head around them. Yup, he’s lost his head.
Worst time to cast your pearls before swine is when pigs fly.
I took to my heels but she struck my Achille’s heel and had me head over heels. Now she’s got me under heel 😦
These idioms are doing my head in. I think I’ll put my hands down and my feet up now.
And there you have it. So, what did you think of those? Cool? Stupid? Dry? 😦 And if you think you could come up with something better… In fact, anything at all, no matter how silly it seems, go on and have a go in the comment section.
Or are you chicken? /:)