Does she cry in her milk?Posted: June 6, 2022
In Episode 3, Season 1 of “The Boys” (an Amazon Prime series), there is a scene with some guys pitching a public relations idea with a litany of “does she do this or does she do that?” items, one of which is “does she cry in her milk?” This is a mashup of “cry in (one’s) beer” (feel sorry for oneself) and “cry over spilt milk” (upset over something that can’t be fixed). “Cry” is the common denominator here, with a mix of beverages. A big thanks to Barry Eigen for hearing this one and sending it in. While it was in a show, it did not appear to be intentional and therefore a bonafide malaphor (plus it’s just good).