The unfortunate part of this is that the originator of the saying is rarely recognized or even remembered.
|Cows looking at birds|
In today's Daily Ambivalence I have been able to push out a post and put together the words "phrasal lexicon." I was kind of proud of that for a few minutes until I did a Google search and found that a guy named Joseph D. Becker already coined the term. I really thought I had come up with something that might get picked up by other people and then repeated until it was as ubiquitous as the two birds and a stone saying. No such luck.
Writing a post and coming up with a brand new term that would sweep the world would have been like, well, like killing two birds with one stone.
I hate Joseph D. Becker. Whoever he is.
Killing two birds with one stone . . . eh.