Cliches: Which ones are you SICK of?

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  1. wattage macrumors 6502

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    Having watched some TV in my time, and some reality shows lately [The Apprentice especially] I have become really annoyed with hearing one cliche in particular:

    "Stepping up to the Plate!! "

    Everyone in TV land is talking about stepping up to the friggin plate. Ironically baseball is at an 'All time low' (widespread panic) in terms of popularity.

    Anyone else wish the American public would find something else to say....be original....if I hear ".....Marcus needs to step up to the plate, and he hasn't" one more time, I might..."step up to the plank!"
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    "I gave it 110%"

    Homer Simpson parodied this phrase in one of the classic Simpsons episode. Funny stuff.
     
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  4. wattage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    "It's just another tool in the toolbox"

    And the pervasive use of calling everything a effing "product".

    It's product this and product that, if you make only one thing, call it by it's name and not some generic widget like you just got out of business school!
     
  6. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    This is used a lot in sports and also in the music industry when artist debut a new album......it's along the lines of "I brought it to the next level".
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    "Location, Location, Location"

    OK, I get it after the first one..
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    • Mac users are snobs
    • At the end of the day
    • Here's my final copy, there won't be any amends :rolleyes:
     
  9. wattage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nice:D

    'I think with this album we reinvented ourselves, took a step OUTSIDE THE BOX!'

    As well as all spinoffs: Thinking outside the box. etc..
     
  10. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Ah, but that's not a cliche – that's an out and out lie...
     
  11. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I know. But I thought I'd run it up the flagpole anyway. :D
     
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  13. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto. That and every variation thereof.
     
  14. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

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    Not a cliché, but I'm sick and tired of, "Y'know what I'm sayin'?"

    Y'know what I'm sayin'?
     
  15. Seasought macrumors 65816

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    Glass houses?

    "People who live in glass houses..."

    For some reason I only hear people say the first part now (as opposed to adding the 'shouldn't throw stones') so I enjoy appending:

    "Shouldn't have pet ants?"

    "Shouldn't sleep naked?"

    "Should buy plants?"
     
  16. Seasought macrumors 65816

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    lol

    I almost posted this one and yes, it annoys me to death, sometimes I'll respond:

    "Yes, you just said 'do you know what I'm sayin.'"

    or simply

    "No."
     
  17. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    not really a cliche

    But I'm sick of seeing the word "woot"

    Does anyone even actually say the word "woot" like that??

    no one pronounces the T.....They just holler "wooooo!"

    so where did the T come from?? Woot = WTF....
     
  18. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    "Money isn't everything."
    "When she's mad, she humps up like a wet rat on a rafter."
     
  19. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, that one's massively overused. :D
     
  20. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Must be a Southern thang......



    :D
     
  21. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    "the cream of the crop"
    "Been there, done that"
    "stop on a dime"
    "hold your horses"
    "pick up the pace"

    Not too bad
    "another day another dollar"
    "kill two birds with one stone" (that one is not too bad)
    "A penny saved is a penny earned"
     
  22. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    all of them, as a writer they are such a pain in the but
     
  23. Loge macrumors 68020

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    Any statement of the form

    X is the new Y.

    like -

    black is the new white
    thursday is the new tuesday
    chairs are the new fridges.
     
  24. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    "You can say that, again."
     
  25. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ;) :D

    its actually quite amazing how much cliches influence our everyday word and phrase choice, and how easily we slip into using them, and accepting them from those who we are talking to.

    hopefully someday i will be able to take a class just on cliches, very interesting aspect of language.
     

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