Tuesday, September 30, 2008

cliches and pearls

a cliche is like a pearl, but in reverse.

a pearl has a smooth surface made from secretions from an oyster. the secretions cover a rough center like a grain of sand trapped inside the oyster.

a cliche has a surface rough from aoveruse and laziness. it covers a smooth center like a phrase that once was funny, witty, or pithy.

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