Cold Comfort: for linguists

Norbert Hirschhorn [pictured here] composed this poem, which will provide cold comfort, especially to the linguistics community:

COLD COMFORT
(‘Is a cliché merely a trite, overused figure of speech? I argue that every cliché in the book has withstood the test of time, new ones invented even as we speak. A cliché expresses in fewest words that which is just the tip of the iceberg. – René Pastiche.)

got caught with his pants down on the tip of the iceberg
don’t air your dirty linen on the tip of the iceberg
wait for the other shoe to drop on the tip of the iceberg
beat a dead horse on the tip of the iceberg
get away with murder on the tip of the iceberg
let sleeping dogs lie on the tip of the iceberg
does a bear shit on the tip of the iceberg
takes two to tango on the tip of the iceberg
see you later alligator on the tip of the iceberg
blow your brains out on the tip of the iceberg
go belly up on the tip of the iceberg
you can run but you can’t hide on the tip of the iceberg
it ain’t over till the fat lady sings on the tip of the iceberg
I’ve had it up to here with the tip of the iceberg
way to go Einstein, a tip of the iceberg to you