tear your hair out
makes your hair stand on end
neither hide nor hair
hair of the dog that bit you
hairy as an ape
wind swept hair
it’ll put hair on your chest.
waiter, there’s a hair in my soup
hair today – gone tomorrow
let her hair down
ran his fingers through his hair
Thick as the hair on a dogs back
Finer than frogs hair
not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin!
as popular as a red haired step child
finer than frogs hair, split three ways
bad hair day
I find them interesting because cliches are used in place of a longer explanation. However, since they are language and culturally specific, even regional in their usage, cliches serve as a barrier between people.
As a writer, I try to avoid cliches whenever possible. There are times however, depending on the character and plot, where cliches are vital to the story. If you do use cliches though, you owe it to your readers to utilize them in context and not split hairs.
On a personal note, Diane had her hair lightly tinted with blond highlights yesterday. She’s a very pretty brunette and Brian liked the look although he expressed a desire for her to be more blond. When we were talking to Madd , they asked me about my hair and I laughed. I don’t have a body, so of course I don’t have hair, my collage non withstanding, so my self-image is just that, an image. When Madd ‘asked what about Brian’s hair?’ I replied, ‘Well, with the hot and muggy weather, by the late afternoon it feels like a wet rat! A greasy, slimy, wet rat. Poor guy. 😉
A programming note. I’ll be posting the next Whiskers episode this weekend. It’s been written for a while, but haven’t decided exactly where it fits. Brian has to work tomorrow and I’ll be around a bit, but I’m really tired of this heat. It makes my hair go flat. 😛