Wednesday, June 22, 2011
THE CLICHE POLICE
I've written before about my family's CLICHE POLICE. One will be skewered if one dares to use a cliche! After all, our family motto is:
"WHERE THERE'S A WILL--THERE'S A RELATIVE!"
Recently, one of my brothers wrote to criticize my using a cliche in a blog article. Yes, I was guilty and I promise I shan't use it again! All of my family are nice enough to e-mail me, rather than use the Comment section below the articles and publicly humiliate me.
Current ones detested by the family (fortunately, I have NOT used any of these or the ridicule would be substantial):
THE BOTTOM LINE
TOUCH BASE (of course I hate all sports references UNLESS they're related to sports)
IT IS WHAT IT IS
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
IT'S ALL GOOD
MAKE SURE WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE
BLUE SKY THINKING
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE
RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE
AIR QUOTES (are not a cliche, but the most detested by Norman, thus the inclusion here)
I feel certain that my friends Patty and Arminta will have others to contribute.