Create Incongruity with Cliches

One of the biggest lies in the workplace is, “I’ll get that to you by C-O-B (close of business).” What people really mean when they say that is, “I’ll get that to you by S-O-N-B-D (start of next business day).” Which brings me to the humor tip for this week: modifying cliches. Cliches can be… Read more

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10 Misunderstood Phrases from Reddit

Someone started a great thread over on reddit about words that people mispronounce. In that discussion some funny misunderstood phrases broke out: For all intensive purposes… (“All intents and purposes”) She cut off her nose to spider-face. (“To spite her face”) It’s a doggy dog world. (“Dog eat dog world”) It’s a moo point. (“A… Read more

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New Endings for Old Proverbs

A first grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-nown proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Don’t change horses … until they stop running. Strike while the … bug is close. It’s always darkest… Read more

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