Thats the suggestion of Dr. Don Powell, a Michigan-based psychologist who has just started a cliche registry that allows people to immortalize phrases frequently uttered by their loved ones, such as Thats the way the cookie crumbles or Fruit doesnt fall far from the tree.
Folks who log onto www.saveasaying.com pay $20 to register the saying and get a piece of parchment certifying that the phrase is associated with the recipient.
Some already saved sayings include well-known phrases like Hey is for horses while others are completely unique to the person being honored, such as the Texas man who coined the term Good hookamadoo.
Powell figures being immortalized on the cliche registry is not only a badge of honor but it saves important pieces of Americana.
But while some people may be associated with a certain phrase such as Donald Trump and Youre fired! Powell refuses to grant exclusive rights to each saved saying because, You cant own a phrase, just like you cant really own a star even though they sell them.
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