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Even a blind squirrel finds a nut twice a day

This congruent conflation was uttered by a former colleague in a training session.  He mixed the sayings “even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile” and “even a broken clock is right twice a day”, both meaning someone who is misguided  can still be correct by luck or by chance.   Both idioms start with “even a” which probably created the mash up.  A big thanks to Tim Stueve for hearing this one and passing it on!

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2 Comments on “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut twice a day”

  1. Andy says:

    I like the graphic as much as the malaphor!

  2. Jimbo says:

    The quote “Even a blind squirrel is right twice a day” is a quote from a popular video game from 2010. There is a chance that your colleague was probably one of the 25 million + people who purchased and played the game.


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