You knew that you struck lightningPosted: April 7, 2014 Filed under: gold, lightning | Tags: 1968 Democratic Convention, blended idioms, Dan Rather, expressions, howard stern, humor, language, lightning strikes, malaphor, malaphors, mixed idioms, struck gold, words Leave a comment
This is a nice mash up of “lightning strikes” and “struck gold”, the latter meaning to hit it big. This gem was heard on the Howard Stern show this morning during an interview with Dan Rather. Stern asked Rather about the 1968 Democratic Convention where he was physically assaulted on camera. Rather continued to report on the story despite the assault. Stern said to Rather, “you knew that you struck lightning.” Rather then repeated the malaphor as he continued discussing the incident. A big thanks to Mike Kovacs for spotting this one!