Monday, June 16, 2008


Have you ever heard the expression, "I feel like I've been run over by a bus!" or "I feel like I was hit by a truck" (usually referring to feeling "under the weather" - i.e., sick, or in this case, really sick). Where does that come from? I mean, how many people uttering that phrase really know what it feels like to have been run over by a bus or hit by a truck? I think your analogies should be something you understand. Now, don't get me wrong, if you have been run over by a bus, feel free to utter that phrase, but then again, are you certain that the person to whom you're uttering it knows what it feels like to be run over by a bus? Even if you know how it feels, does it mean anything to the hearer?

Now that that's over, anyone want a (free) puppy?

1 comment:

Christy said...

Well, my mother-in-law was hit by an 18-wheeler truck when she was a little girl! She has metal screws holding her hips together. I suppose she knows the expression all to well. I guess the worst thing that I could compare myself to would be, "I feel like I tried to be like Billy Blanks" (after Tae Bo), or "I feel like I tried to move the earth" (after starting the garden) or something like that.