This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – METHOD
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A Heap of Mince
I’m here to discuss aphorisms and adages, epigrams and epithets, maxims and axioms, and various other high-falutin’ words that, if we are honest (a bit of a long shot, admittedly), really just scream CLICHÉ.
For example, I get really peeved with ‘no gain without pain’ (what a crock, I’ve gained lots of stuff without pain, especially back when I was a pick-pocket) and ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.
This one, with its implication that imminent death is a distinct possibility, always reminds me of the famous last words of General George Custer, viz. Injuns? I don’t see no pesky Injuns (okay, I know that’s unacceptable language, so let me apologise immediately for the great man’s appalling grammar) which, for me at least, significantly reduces its credibility factor.
Is there any method to this madman’s inane rantings and ravings, I hear you ask (or I probably would if we were at least in the same country), so I’ll come right to the point, more or less, because what I’m saying is that we need some new clichés.
So, for starters I suggest ‘Avoid pain, your body doesn’t need it, you cretin’ and ‘Don’t kill yourself, you’ll live longer that way’ and ‘What, chicken soup again?’
Sorry, that last one seems to have slipped in from another piece of drivel wandering around looking for a home but, please, don’t let it distract you from the serious message that I am trying to get across here, which is…ehm… Chicken soup, really?