"There are other fish in the sea"

By , Tulsa, OK
Where the heck did the phrase, “There are other fish in the sea,” come from? That is one of the dumbest clichés. After hearing my friend use that phrase a few too many times, I decided to come up with a few alternative motivators, using the same concept.

There are other stars in the sky.
There are other books in the library.
There are other subjects to learn.
There are other atoms to bond with.
There are other text books to study.
There are other planets to discover.
There are other countries to explore.
There are other photographs to capture.
There are other equations to solve.
There are other notes to take.
There are other interments to play.
There are other races to run.
There are other fabrics to sew.
There are other microscopes to look through.
There are other…fill in the blank, and stop using the old cliché of “other fish in the sea.”

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Jaggerswagger said...
Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm
I usually just avoid the concept altogether
Lisa_Bhadd001 said...
Oct. 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm
SpeakingLifeofSerenity said...
Nov. 29, 2011 at 3:41 pm
hahaha this is funny :)
kenzie011 said...
May 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm
Wow haha this is so true!
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 4:56 pm
haha, love this.  :)
~Rissy-Roo~ said...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm
I know right its more like there is other fish in the sea oh wait theres an oil spill
Safeleo replied...
May 11, 2011 at 11:13 pm

lolz :)

I know, that old cliche is so dumb. You can't just pick a random person and love him/her.

SpringRayyn said...
Dec. 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm
I love the atoms one! XD and the instruments one too. This made me laugh! C:
G-Ann said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm
lol ilove it!
LivenLove said...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 8:50 am
hahaha i love this! it reminds of my health teachers saying "there are other buffalo over the hill" hahah where he got tht i have no idea lol
forgottenpenname This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm
Loved this! The one about atom made me laugh, and I really liked the first one, about the stars. :)
bound4life4ever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm
haha..its so true! one that i came up with was: "there are other fish in the sea. but you will always be my nemo"....its one oof my poems i put up
Keelin2010 said...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm
This is great! I've hear the saying "There are other fish in the sea" too many times. I really like "There are other races to run". I love running and can really connect with that one.
choirchic101 said...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm
i like the one that says there are other photographs to capture. here's one you can use "There are other memories to make".
NeverSayNever said...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm
hahaha I agree 110% and really like how you came up with the alterntives instead of just saying you can use other sayings
400king said...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 11:00 am
i think it's horrible to use fish in the sea quote, it's like seeing the other sex as nothing but a catch or a prize when they should be a gift.
forever_dancer said...
Sept. 25, 2009 at 8:59 pm
Cute! i like the star and photogragh ones best
Chelsea M. said...
Sept. 22, 2009 at 5:03 pm
There are other ways to put it, but the phrase "there are other fish in the sea" is one of the most common, popular ones. That's what I think.
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