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Clichés on Trial

April 28, 2010

How far would you go to avoid using a cliché? The second half of this NYT post has useful perspective on the perils—and merits—of oft-used phrases. The moral of the story: If there is thought behind the cliché, why avoid it? As long as you are keeping the focus on your ideas and not on your turn of phrase, you are in good shape.

Image from The Cliché Challenge: How Various Clichés of the Media and Establishment are Faring

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