Has anyone else noticed that this phrase is only used to describe something bad, like the Michigan economy, the Detroit Lions’ defense, or the futile search for Osama bin Laden?
You never hear:
“Sex. It is what it is.”
“Snow day tomorrow! It is what it is.”
“Jesus is coming! It is what it is.”
Maybe we should “redeem” this phrase (thanks, Kuyper) by using it to describe things we like. If nothing else, it may startle others and bring some humor to your day. Can you think of any other funny examples that might work?