So I was going through my usual routine Sunday morning, and saw this silly column from Steve Simmons pop up in my news reader. I mean, can you believe what he said? Let’s look.
A stitch in time saves nine. Paddle your own canoe. Slow and steady wins the race. He tasted his own medicine. It’s always best to let sleeping dogs lie. Not even for all the tea in China. The more the merrier. There’s more than meets the eye. Live and let live. Just a cotton pickin’ minute, here! In the hot seat. That was a shot below the belt. His bark is worse than his bite. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent inspiration. Math is hard. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. The sun never sets on the British empire. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Put that on a postage stamp. Keep your eye on the ball. Life is like a box of chocolates—you don’t know what you’ll get next. Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. Never hurts to try. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Time and tide wait for no man.
I’d break this apart line by line, but I think all of the inconsistencies and un-researched points are fairly self-evident. If I didn’t know any better, it would look like this is just a big reprinting of English clichés! I can’t believe the Toronto Sun’s editors would let one of its writers do this. Pretty low, if you ask me.