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Fractured Cliché: I’d forget your head if it wasn’t attached

Correct Cliché: I’d forget my head if it wasn’t attached

Stephen’s absent-minded so every morning before he leaves for work we go through a checklist to make sure he has everything.

A couple of days ago as we were checking things off the list he said “I’d forget your head if it wasn’t attached”. To which I promptly replied “I’m glad it’s attached because I need my head.”

A half beat later I realized that Stephen said the cliché wrong instead of me. And better than that, I was the one who recognized the mistake!

Normally, I make the error. I was proud that I caught it.

I felt like I’d had a real ground through … until I said this.

Fractured Cliché: Ground through

Correct Cliché: Break through or ground breaking

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

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About the Author

Pam Waits has more than 20 years of experience in human resources with 10 years in the top HR spot for mid-sized companies. She currently works as a Human Resources consultant. Additionally, she holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Pam is also a writer and humorist, defying the perception that human resource professionals lack a sense of humor. She’s a leader who believes humor is an important part of a healthy business culture and a necessary part of life. 
If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy.

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