It's something I found funny, but at the same time, it really makes me worry for the state of imagination in the world, or at least in some people.
Over on a forum disscussion, I was giving my opinion on something and I off-hand said (typed) "I usually just lurk here anymore, but today decided to come to the Comments box where angels fear to tread."
Today I was checking the topic and I saw the response from someone saying "Yeah, as if ficticious entities have anything to fear."
Is it just me or does the attempt at snark fail when it's nitpicking out a common cultural expression? I'm sorry, guy, your attempt to make me feel stupid had the polar opposite effect, as in I don't want to come to your "side" or be like you if it means killing the poetry in my soul. Some people are so literal these days, aren't they? Too literal and not literary. I mean, the way I (and most people) use the phrase "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread" has nothing to do with the actual existance or non-existance of angels, it's about going somewhere or doing something that you know is foolish.
As another expression goes, one that my guy is fond of using; "I knew the job was dangerous when I took it."
What I didn't know was the extent of raging dumb I'd run into on it. It's always the ones that are certainn they're smart, too (otherwise they wouldn't attempt fail-snark).