Saturday, April 26, 2008

Isn't that a Wesley Willis song?

Watching Naked Gun 2 1/2 and I had to bring you this mixed metaphor, from the files of the police squad:
Looks like the cows have come home to roost.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Atomic Strangle-Hold

My boss used a great expression today. I think it's a mixed metaphor, I don't really know for sure. We're discussing some issue she doesn't understand, and asked someone to fill out some data in a spreadsheet "Just so I can get my hands wrapped around it." (I think she meant to say wrap her brain wrapped around it). Sounds like a Freudian slip, and she wants to strangle this guy!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pick a cart, any cart.

Don't count the cart before the horse
Which came first, the cart or the horse?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Ever wake up and felt something sticky?

Wake up on the wrong end of the stick.

Friday, April 18, 2008


This is coming from my friend Cindy. She told me she was listening to NPR a couple of days ago and referring to peace talks (I think in Israel) that they were 'only melting the tip of the iceberg.'

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Barking up the wrong tree is worse than his bite.

I realize that this blog isn't really living up to its title. When I started it Kevin predicted this exact problem, and suggested I call it "Frequent Mixed Metaphor" or "Periodic Mixed Metaphor" but they just don't sound as good, do they?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Your eyes say everything

I was listening to a G. Love song and he used the lyric "speak eye-to-eye"

Friday, April 11, 2008


I've been kindof sick recently, I have a bit of a cough, so the following just came to mind:
Coughing up cats and dogs.

Friday, April 4, 2008


Watching the Simpsons and Homer said, "They ran away like schoolgirls with their tails between their legs."

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Read between the felines.

This one came to mind yesterday:
Someone let the cat out of a wet paper bag.

Gio came up with a bunch of variations on the theme of letting the cat out of the bag:
We'll bag that cat when we get to it.
A rolling bag gathers no cats.
You can lead a cat to a bag but you can't make him drink.
Don't put the bag before the cat.
That's a whole different bag of cats.

And another from me:
I just opened up a bag of cats.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Boing Boing MEOW

This morning I learned a new expression - A dead cat bounce, referring to the recent upturn in the market in the US. Some skeptics are calling it a dead cat bounce, which refers to the idea that even a dead cat will bounce when it falls far enough. What a horrible expression!

Which got me thinking: There's more than one way for a dead cat to bounce.