Talk:Oblique Cliches Or Idiom

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Maybe I'm just missing something. Can someone explain Why Must I Be Sad? - "No More Mister Nice Guy" ~ magbatz 15:02, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

My brother didn't know what "Oblique" meant. He just put it there 'cause he thought it was an idiom (which it is, just not a clever reference). I'll undo it. -- DidgeGuy (आ ज) 15:30, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Just maybe, Arkansas could... be here? "The ship was shaped like Arkansas" being a reference to the idiom "Ship-shape" (as in "let's get this thing ship-shape")? -- The man who is wrong Buzzmusic100

mmmmmno. --ant 01:19, 9 June 2010 (UTC)


maybe i'm nitpicking, but wouldn't "subverted cliches or idiom" be a more appropriate title? i'm pretty sure an oblique cliche or idiom would just be one that isn't often used (an oxymoron, paradox, and contradictory statement). also, idiom is not the plural of idiom. so something needs to change. Apollo (colloquia!) 21:34, 4 April 2014 (EDT)

According to, "oblique" can mean diverging from a given straight line or course. So perhaps this is a bit of an, uh, oblique choice for this theme name. "Subverted" might be more in line with how TMBG operates. I'm in favor of a change, including a change to "idioms" ("idiomata" is just too much, heh). --MisterMe (talk) 22:23, 4 April 2014 (EDT)

Fool them twice[edit]

"I fooled you twice/So shame on you" is not a subversion of the "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" mantra whatsoever, the person the was fooled twice is still getting the shame, it's just that the perspective changed. -- User:Digma 19:58, 20 January 2021 (CST)

Save Your Life[edit]

Should we include "wipe that smile from your eyes"?--You&Me!! (talk) 07:37, 2 June 2022 (EDT)