Hindsight is 50/50Posted: December 20, 2016
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