I was walking home from work today and was struck by something silly. I was playing a mental word game to keep my mind of the torrential rain. Thats important because towards the end of the walk I pass a row of take aways and so there is a real danger of replacing a healthy meal with something hot and waist line expanding if I’m feeling cold or misserable. So I was playing the lost consonant where you drop a single consonant from a well known phrase or saying and I started on TV Taglines. So “The X Files” tagline “The Truth is out there” become “The Ruth is out there” – clearly a prescient reference to the vanishing character Ruth from Spooks.
After a while I hit on a change to the Heroes line “Save the Cheerleader. Save the World.” although this time I had to add a “h” making it into “Shave the Cheerleader. Shave the World.” Which left me with a mental picture of Hiro using his time travelling / teleporting abilities and his sword to shave Claire after her regenerative powers get out of hand and every hair that ever falls from her regenerates. Silly I know but it saved me from the temptation of pizza, fried rice or fish and chips.