inversions of common sayings in specific subcultures/fields?
October 3, 2013 6:45 PM Subscribe
Cyclists say, "What goes down must come up
," meaning if you have a nice long downhill going out, you'll have to climb the same height to get back home. Contra dancers say, "Better never than late
," meaning if you don't have enough time to do a figure properly then just skip it and make sure you're ready for the next. What other subcultures or fields have domain-specific inversions of common sayings?
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