Originally Posted By: donald perry
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is a proverbial phrase used to encourage optimism and a can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. "Lemons" in this expression is used in the informal sense of the word, to indicate an unfortunate or inadequate situation, a meaning which probably stems from the sour and acidic taste of unsweetened lemon. "Lemonade" on the other hand, is a sweetened form of this same acerbic fruit, and so in the context of this expression, conveys the potential for pleasure and opportunity in seemingly bad situations.

You never know, perhaps when you misspell a word this could be an opportunity for a new word, a new idea, a new concept?


Well, that explains that. Try putting cipping into your favorite search engine and you'll get quite a few results (ignore corrections.) So the word isn't brand new but miles away from the original subject. My hat's off to you, so to speak, if you can make lemonade out of that.
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