Monday, May 15, 2006

Over-used phrases
There's a law in discourse that as a political discussion progresses, the odds of someone being compared to Hitler approach 1. The corollary is that the one who makes said comparison automatically loses the argument.

I'd like to propose something similar. It goes something like this:
Any use of some form of the phrase "drinking the [insert evil name here] Kool-Aid" is boring. The invoker of said phrase automatically loses the argument for lack of creativity.
We need a new yet similar phrase, something that makes no sense and borrows from popular culture. And here it is: "toading the [insert evil name here] sprocket". An example of usage:
Bill, if this is "no-spin zone" then you should stop toading the Republican sprocket.
You are welcome.


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