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PostSubject: Cliches   Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:47 pm

I'm reading a book of cliches....
It's interesting to read how the origin of phrases...
And it really struck me how Heavy Metal uses them...
" Look what the cat dragged in "
" Dressed to Kill " , "Hotter than hell"
My late Aunt Anna...died at 94 years old
she'd say, when super upset - "hells bells" !
Anybody have any favorites - ?
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PostSubject: Re: Cliches   Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:42 pm

"Beat To Death Like A Dog"


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PostSubject: Re: Cliches   Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:26 pm

I have a Bachelor's in English Lit and one of my fave courses was about the etymology of the English language. There was a cool show on History a few years back about the origins of clichés and everyday phrases like "off the cuff" or

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PostSubject: Re: Cliches   Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:57 pm

"Slip of the Lip" by RATT has the old WWII phrase in the lyrics "loose lips sink ships"
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PostSubject: Re: Cliches   Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:02 am

More keep popping in my head...

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PostSubject: Re: Cliches   Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:16 am

80s Metal Lady wrote:
"Slip of the Lip" by RATT has the old WWII phrase in the lyrics "loose lips sink ships"

So does AC/DC's "Let's Get It Up."

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PostSubject: Re: Cliches   Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:51 am

Guns n Roses - Dead Horse (beating a dead horse)
Guns n Roses - Bad Apples (don't let one bad apple spoil the bunch)
Rev. Horton Heat - Smoke 'em If You Got 'em
Rev. Horton Heat - Bath Water Blues (don't throw the baby out with the bath water)
Megadeth - Sweating Bullets

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PostSubject: Re: Cliches   Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:11 pm

At the end of the day when the writing is on the wall after all is said and done...
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