One commonly used phrase in today’s parlance is “tip of the iceberg.” When someone says “I have a lot of emotional issues and my mother is just the tip of the iceberg” it means the example they gave of their relationship with their mother is only a tiny piece of a much larger thing because icebergs are massive objects that can be a couple hundred feet wide. It’s interesting to note that as icebergs around the world are melting and causing sea levels to rise that one day in the future this phrase will likely be an outdated saying that people still say yet don’t fully understand like “pushing the envelope” or “23 skidoo.” The future sea people will say things like “Dad, Dad, Dad (referring to their three homosexual fathers) this virtual homework is making my gills hurt and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!” Meanwhile everyone’s wondering, what the hell is an iceberg? Why is this kid referencing objects that no longer exist? And why the hell is my genetically modified cheese laughing at me? Well that’s because the cheese has become self-aware. So when it comes to future humanity’s problems, your son’s use of anachronistic sayings is really just the tip of the iceberg.
|On the bright side, we'll never have to worry about another Titanic disaster.|