Over the years Word Ways has occasionally published humorous variations of traditional proverbs or conventional phrases. In February 1972 Philip Cohen demonstrated that certain proverbs alter their message if the last few words are removed ("People who live in glass houses shouldn't"). In November 1975 Mary Youngquist and Harry Hazard created new proverbs by removing a phrase and inserting another in an existing one.
"Malaproverbs, Neo-Adages, Wrongerisms,"
Word Ways: Vol. 37
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol37/iss3/4