Meghan Dressel, wife of Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel, was talking about how her husband keeps a journal but discards it when the book is full. This is a nice congruent conflation of “turns the page” and ” closes the book”, both meaning to forget the past, make a transition and move on. Mike Kovacs get the gold for hearing this one and passing it on.
This one comes straight from the recent Olympics, courtesy of CBS news. After Usain Bolt won yet another gold medal, a spectator was interviewed and exclaimed “I’m on top of the moon.” This is a congruent conflation of “on top of the world” and “over the moon”, both meaning to be extremely excited and happy. All he needed to add was “Ma.” My guess is that if Neil Armstrong knew about malaphors, he would have said this beauty instead of that “one small step” crap. A big thanks to Sam Edelmann, whose keen hawk ears heard this one and passed it on.
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