“rinse, repeat”

And with eight of 14 provincial, territorial and federal legislatures governed by majorities, this kind of lurch – institute policy, change government, repeal, rinse, repeat – is too common.
— David Moscrop, Globe and Mail, June 10.

Commission, inquiry, recommendations. Neglect, death, outrage. Lather, rinse, repeat. Since at least the 1907 Bryce Report, official publications about crises in Indigenous health and welfare in Canada have been played down or even ignored.
— Genna Buck, National Post, June 7.

[Max] Homa won the 2013 NCAA individual title and his professional career got off to a promising start when he finished tied for ninth that same year in his first PGA Tour start. After a win on the Web.com Tour in 2014, he earned his PGA Tour card for the 2014-15 season, but missed 15 cuts his rookie year on the PGA Tour and lost his card. In 2016, he went back to the Web.com Tour and won another tournament, earning his PGA Tour card for a second time, only to miss 15 cuts in 17 tournaments and lose it again. Rinse, repeat.
— Jon McCarthy, Toronto Sun, May 5.

Rinse, repeat. Pick your metaphor: Groundhog Day (the movie, not the day). Sisyphus. Leafs vs. Bruins, Game 7. Canada’s relationship with the pothole – the scourge of spring – fits them all.
— Cris Zelkovich, Globe and Mail, Apr. 28.

For five months a year, the 10 members of Golf Canada’s national junior team move to Victoria, B.C., to pursue their dream. Living with billets from February until June, the teens attend class in the morning before being picked up and shuttled to Bear Mountain’s 36-hole golf facility where they work on their game until dinnertime. Rinse, repeat.
— Jon McCarthy, Toronto Sun, Apr. 25.

During the flooding in spring 2017, I publicly called for a new paradigm in how we deal with repeat flood disasters. While the propensity has always been to tidy things up and get life back to normal as quickly as possible, only to get hit again – a dynamic that I dubbed “Flood, Rinse, Repeat” – the discourse, I argued, had to turn to getting those in the immediate flood plain permanently out of harm’s way. Enough is enough.
— Glenn McGillivray, Globe and Mail, Apr. 25.

Elected officials and bureaucrats keep repeating the same mistakes. Audits identify problems. Officials promise swift corrective action, but nothing really changes. Rinse. Repeat.
— Barrie McKenna, Globe and Mail, Feb. 8.

“I would there were no age between ten and three and twenty,” says a shepherd in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. “For there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing (and) fighting.” What has changed in the 400 years since the Bard’s observation? Some of our language, perhaps, but not 19-year-olds. Sex, drugs and wronging the ancientry. Lather, rinse, repeat.
— Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen, Jan. 4.

WINNER: Globe and Mail (4)
RUNNER-UP: Toronto Sun (2);  MVP Jon McCarthy (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One comment on ““rinse, repeat”
  1. daveS says:

    At least Zelkovich recognized it as only one of many repetitive metaphors.

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