A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,

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And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

This evening at Fuddrucker's I overheard someone say, "Something is amiss in Denmark."

No no no! The line is "Something is ROTTEN in Denmark," or to be more precise, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." But the key words are "rotten" and "Denmark", and if you're not going to get all the key words right, don't evoke the phrase in the first place! That sort of thing has led to people saying nonsense like "The proof is in the pudding".

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