The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language

The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language

Lawrence Dorfman


“Last, yet no longer least, keep away from clichés just like the plague.”—William Safire

CLICHÉ: noun
Etymology: French, actually, printer's stereotype, from earlier participle of clichér, to stereotype, of imitative origin
Date: 1892
1 : a trite word or expression; additionally : the belief expressed by means of it
2 : a hackneyed topic, characterization, or situation
3 : anything that has develop into overly known or commonplace

 In the phrases of Stephen Fry, “It is a cliché that almost all clichés are real, yet then like such a lot clichés, that cliché is untrue.” Clichés are like rationalizations: test going per week with out utilizing one. It cannot be performed! they're the hobgoblin of little minds. for many people, when you start to take become aware of, they're fingernails on a chalkboard.

From Shakespeare to Shakira; in tune, on tv, on the video clips; within the boardroom, on a convention name, on-line or in individual, clichés have taken over the area. whereas a few nitwits may say they're simply misunderstood, they did not begin that manner. there has been a time once they have been new and colourful, shrewdpermanent and pithy. Now they're simply predictable—a vapid selection of much-too-familiar descriptions or metaphors that frequently substitute clever dialog, speech, or writing.

This ebook is a set of the main overused words of all time. expectantly, it will make you snicker. confidently, it will make them imagine. And on the finish of the day, if the early chook catches the trojan horse and the sluggish and regular win the race . . .

 Please . . . kill . . . me . . . now.

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