Let’s get all our ducks on the same pagePosted: September 26, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: ducks in a row, expressions, malaphor, malaphors, on the same page, words 1 Comment
This little ditty was overhead at a service desk. It is a nice congruent conflation of “get your ducks in a row” and “get on the same page”, both meaning to get organized. Phrases using ducks to get things organized seem to confuse folks a lot. For example, I previously posted “she needs to get her ducks in order” (thanks to Matt Lauer for that one!) and “we need to get our ducks together” . https://malaphors.com/2014/05/16/we-need-to-get-our-ducks-together/ https://malaphors.com/2013/12/23/she-needs-to-get-her-ducks-in-order/ I’m not trying to be a wise quacker here. Just pointing it out. A big thanks to Carolyn Atkins for hearing this one and passing it on!
I read this out loud. First response from my companion: That’ll be messy.
it also reminded me of a FB post by a friend of mind with a child on the autism spectrum. “I don’t have ducks and I don’t have rows. I have squirrels and they’re at a rave”