Hindsight is 50/50

Based on some recent Monday morning quarterbacking in the political and sports worlds, I think this malaphor rings true.  It is a nice mash up of “hindsight is 20/20” (things are clearer or more obvious when they are reflected upon) and “50/50” (equal or even). Numbers are sometimes confusing and past malaphors reflect that.  For example, see “we were 3 sheets passing in the night”   https://malaphors.com/2016/10/25/we-were-3-sheets-passing-in-the-night/.   A big thanks to Eric Veres who heard his friend utter this beauty and passed it on!

This gem was also uttered by Cam Newton after the Super bowl loss.  Note that he caught himself after saying the malaphor:  “Hindsight is 50/50, or 20/20, whatever…”  https://youtu.be/BBau6MRZSiE  and http://saintsreport.com/forums/f2/n-s-cam-newton-post-game-hindsight-50-50-a-331672/#.WFlY_hsrLIU




One Comment on “Hindsight is 50/50”

  1. […] are often jumbled.  I have posted some other great ones, such as “hindsight is 50/50” (https://malaphors.com/2016/12/20/hindsight-is-5050/) and “we were 3 sheets passing in the night” […]

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