Clichés you wish the media would lose?

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  1. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Here's my short list:

    1. hissy fit

    2. epic fail

    3. "ab-so-LUTE-ly" especially when followed by "... but...."

    What words or phrases do you wish the media would stop overusing?
     
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    like the news media?
    "Breaking News".
    most isnt.

    and from shows...
    thinking about it,
     
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    Not exactly "clichés" but I grimace every time a news anchor says:

    "on the twitter"

    twitterverse

    blogosphere
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Tease at the beginning of the news program, and then:

    "(Name of program) starts now!"
     
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    ANY "Web 2.0" terms.

    Blogosphere
    Twitterverse
    TwenCen
    Photog

    Oh and any form of ebonics (no racial insensitivity intended).
     
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    "Walk-off" home run
    "Cyber-" anything
    When they say, "Let's head out to..._____" when all they really mean is "_____ is going to talk now."
     
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  12. LizKat thread starter macrumors 68040

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    right, I too loathe that one; how could I have left that off my little list?

    And "kick to the curb" as well.
     
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    Anything Fox "news" has ever said, will say or is saying right now.

    Most of it makes my ears bleed.

    Also: "Blown wide open" Your news story HAS NOT been blown wide open, you got some more information, that does not blow anything up or open. Get a new saying...
     
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    Twitter. Just Twitter.

    I hate it and the media it seems is so obsessed with Twitter!!!:mad::p

    "So and So is now twittering!"
    "So and so are in a race on twitter"
    "follow our twitter"
    mainly radio stations tho.
     
  17. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I HATE "breaking news". And, "this just in".

    I guess you don't like things that are fair and balanced? :p
     
  18. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, be quiet! First of all people like you are completely uninformed and making wild, unintelligent statements. You remind me of the guy from American History X who said "we don't know them and we don't want to know them; they're the enemy." Do you realize that there are different kinds of Fox channels? There's a "universal" FNC and then there are local Fox channels. There's also the Fox movie channel and Fox business channel. I assume you're talking about FNC which is both entertaining and accurate.
     
  19. Surely Guest

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    FNC's: "Some people say that....." and then they make some wild BS claim and pass it off as fact.
     
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    The use of the word "now" to bridge to another thought or to lead into a new sentence. blah, blah, blah. Now, blah, blah, blah ...
     
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    "More on this later in the show" ticks me off. They give you a tidbit of something interesting and then make you hang on for 20 min of garbage before filling in the gap. Then it"s not what you expected and you realize that you have just wasted a half hour or more.

    Did I mention that I no longer watch TV? Rent DVDs and read the paper.

    Dale
     
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    "Stormwatch"

    Here in So. Cal if there's enough rain to fill a thimble all of our local media use that phrase to describe even a little drizzle.
     
  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    It's become completely over used lately but anything about Twitter. The absolutely worst one was where Lynette on Desperate Housewives explained to Tom in the in most textbook way what "Twitter" was.
     
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    Yes, but at your next social gathering you can't drunkenly discuss with others which TV commercials you like more.
     

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