Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jerryism #1

Jerry has a brilliant mind... 
It just doesn't always connect with his mouth.

Jerryisms.  Malapropisms.  Fractured American idioms.  I've thought of putting together a book of Jerry's most entertaining verbal fumbles.

"IF YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT." — Yogi Berra

When commenting on my last post, which touched on American idioms, an old friend reminded me of a Jerryism that still gives her a chuckle nearly twenty years later.  So, I've decided to share it as the first in a series of random Jerryisms.

GET ALL YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW.

When Jerry was with Yale University, he was invited to give a talk at the Princeton Club in New York.  We drove down from New Haven and spent a few days in the city.  Jerry gave a talk on the future of research libraries, library automation, technology in the workplace, organizational management, change management, self-managing teams, or some other equally scintillating topic.

COVER ALL BASES.

JERRYISM #1
During Jerry's talk, he said:
"Before you get in too deep, make sure you have all your ducks covered."

3 comments:

  1. Ha!! Oddly though, that actually makes sense to my history major research type brain. Huh. Scary.

    -- Charise

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  2. My Leon has the same proclivity. Does Jerry come from Pennsylvania?

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