March 31, 2006 at 11:36 am
Does anyone else think the phrase “falling off the wagon” sounds outdated? One of these days we’re all going to be driving flying cars and people are still going to be talking about falling off of wagons. The last time I rode in an actual wagon was on a Halloween hay ride in middle school and I certainly didn’t fall off the thing. Ouch! I’m sure a visit to the ER would have followed and there would have been no wagon riding in my near future. No, I just got hay stuck in my pants. Scratchy.
This idiom seriously needs to be updated. Maybe we could fall off the station wagon instead? Though I haven’t really seen many station wagons lately. Everyone has SUVs instead. “I really fell off the Land Rover” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.