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Goes not without Sayings

Two half truths make a whole lot
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With this idea one would appear to be less of a fool upon uttering or typing a thought. This online sayings generator would split and combine existing, mundane sayings into new, improved variants. The sayings' familiarity and their puzzling meanings would make the user appear original, intellectual and exotic.

Some samples:
A penny saved is better than two in the bush.
A fool and his money make the world go around.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a woman scorned.

FarmerJohn, May 07 2002

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       Old jokes. Mixed axiom humo(u)r has been around for ages.
waugsqueke, May 07 2002
  

       Oh well... a day late and try, try again.
FarmerJohn, May 07 2002
  

       Spoonerismas and mixed metaphors are baked.
[ sctld ], May 07 2002
  

       ...eh... i was clearly illustrating a spoonerism by using one...   

       (Thank goodness i got away with that one, phew.)
[ sctld ], May 07 2002
  

       Heck the dolls are hows of bolly
La Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa
Sis is teasin' Jew be Tall-y
La Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa...
  

       Oh noly height, the bars are shitely trining...   

       Bingle gels, bingle gels...
globaltourniquet, May 07 2002
  

       I liked the bit in the movie 'Ghostbusters' where Ray says, "hey you guys, listen!.... can you smell that?".
BrianMaiden, Apr 15 2003
  

       does anyone have any examples that would make the writer appear original, intellectual and exotic??
lewstanley, Nov 28 2003
  

       Listen! This smells like the popular 'Use Bizarre Metaphors' thread by [globaltorniquet]. His annotation of the scented banana length resembles [UnaBubba]'s Metaphors anno "That's nearly as long as a banana that smells about this colour (May 4 2001)"   

       However, I do understand the finer differences in this idea, as it makes a point of taking regular phrases and rearranging them, whereas Metaphors was more of a free-for-all. Should I be mistaken, I'll publicly word my swallows. We love you, Farmer Namesake!
Johnny Mash, Nov 28 2003
  

       Ahh, too many cooks saves nine.
PeterSilly, Nov 28 2003
  

       //does anyone have any examples that would make the writer appear original, intellectual and exotic??//oh the iron knee!
po, Nov 28 2003
  

       A rolling stone spoils the broth
dobtabulous, Nov 28 2003
  
      
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