Patience comes to those who waitPosted: April 7, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, WBNG, words 3 Comments
Huh? Good to know. This not so wise malaphor is thanks to Michael Schwartz on WBNG 12 News in Binghamton NY. It is a mashup of “good things come to those who wait” (if you are patient you will get what you want) and “patience is a virtue” (it is good to be patient). A big thanks to Nancy for hearing this one and sending it in!
I love this one.
Sent from my iPad
Actually, I think this isn’t a result of blending idioms but misremembering parts of Miton’s “On his blindness”. Viz: “But patience to prevent//That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need//
Either man’s work or his own gifts, who best// Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State//Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed// And post o’re Land and Ocean without rest:// They also serve who only stand and waite.”
perhaps, but we are talking local news station in Binghamton New york…..