Pearls of Wisdom is a new department here at Our Word. We're going to tap into the cosmic consciousness in search of great universal truths.
For Christmas we received one of those magnetic word/phrase kits that you put on your refrigerator. You can write messages or poems or anything that strikes your fancy. Well, we thought it would be interesting to take the beginning of a phrase (the ones that start with capital letters) and randomly match it up with another phrase (the ones without capitals) to make a complete thought. We figure that there are great cliches just waiting to be found and, by some mysterious guidance, we might stumble upon the words the world is waiting for. Or not.
Anyway, here are the first four. Feel free to use them in your conversations.
1. Birds of a feather...should not throw stones.
2. Dead men...can't be choosers.
3. Haste...is the best medicine.
4. Cleanliness...sweeps clean.