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(Prospect Magazine (UK))   Are clichés unavoidable? Sometimes you've just got to think inside the box   (prospectmagazine.co.uk) divider line 49
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2012-11-27 08:13:22 AM
Oh, I'll use a cliche once in a coon's age.
 
2012-11-27 09:13:36 AM
Even a blind squirrel is right twice a day.
 
2012-11-27 09:16:19 AM
Can't win for losing.
 
2012-11-27 09:33:56 AM
whenthewallsfell.jpg
 
2012-11-27 10:42:41 AM
Your dog wants a salad.
 
2012-11-27 10:49:02 AM

Are clichés unavoidable?


I avoid them like the plague.
 
2012-11-27 10:50:20 AM
I, myself, would be caught dead using a cliche.
 
2012-11-27 11:08:02 AM
Moving forward, we should avoid utilizing cliches in business documentations, and solutionize another opportunity.
 
2012-11-27 11:16:15 AM
It ain't what it ain't
 
2012-11-27 11:17:01 AM
I like cliches. It is what it is.


/hahaha I just made most of you mad
 
2012-11-27 11:18:18 AM
Let's all be non-conformists!
 
2012-11-27 11:18:43 AM

Wellon Dowd: Let's all be non-conformists!


don't tell me what to do!
 
2012-11-27 11:23:40 AM

busy chillin': Wellon Dowd: Let's all be non-conformists!

don't tell me what to do!


OK. Don't be a non-conformist.
 
2012-11-27 11:24:10 AM

Mentat: Even a blind squirrel is right twice a day.


We used to have a guy where I work who could butcher any cliches

I'm just a clod in the wheels
I think he has artillery motives
can't close the barn door over spilled milk
 
2012-11-27 11:30:18 AM

Cheron: Mentat: Even a blind squirrel is right twice a day.

We used to have a guy where I work who could butcher any cliches

I'm just a clod in the wheels
I think he has artillery motives
can't close the barn door over spilled milk


I have seen some strange, bizarre co-workers, but your co-worker. Your co-worker will be awarded a cake.
 
2012-11-27 11:30:32 AM

Cheron: Mentat: Even a blind squirrel is right twice a day.

We used to have a guy where I work who could butcher any cliches

I'm just a clod in the wheels
I think he has artillery motives
can't close the barn door over spilled milk


But you understood him, for all intensive purposes?
 
2012-11-27 11:34:22 AM

Wellon Dowd: busy chillin': Wellon Dowd: Let's all be non-conformists!

don't tell me what to do!

OK. Don't be a non-conformist.


don't tell me what to do!
 
2012-11-27 11:36:19 AM
between a hard rock and a cafe
kill one bird by getting it too stoned
a rose by any other name would still have its thorns
 
2012-11-27 11:41:51 AM
You can lead a horse to water, but if you have a bird in the hand, you can't win for losing. Or something like that.
 
2012-11-27 11:44:54 AM
A bird in the air isn't as good as a hand in her bush.
 
2012-11-27 11:45:57 AM
But the box is there for a reason Subby...
 
2012-11-27 12:08:22 PM
Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.
 
2012-11-27 12:09:54 PM
We're all different!
We're all individuals!
 
2012-11-27 12:25:06 PM

Nurglitch: Moving forward, we should avoid utilizing cliches in business documentations, and solutionize another opportunity.


Now that's looking at something from 30 thousand feet! This could change the paradigm!
 
2012-11-27 12:33:18 PM

stupiddream: Nurglitch: Moving forward, we should avoid utilizing cliches in business documentations, and solutionize another opportunity.

Now that's looking at something from 30 thousand feet! This could change the paradigm!


I changed a couple paradigms once...I got four nickels.
 
2012-11-27 12:44:16 PM

Wellon Dowd: Let's all be non-conformists!


Let's take the Non-Conformist's Oath! Repeat after me!

I promise to be different!
I promise to be unique!
I promise not to repeat things other people say!
 
2012-11-27 12:44:23 PM
If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there.
 
2012-11-27 12:53:40 PM
Wherever you go, there you are.
 
2012-11-27 12:56:01 PM

Cheron: Mentat: Even a blind squirrel is right twice a day.

We used to have a guy where I work who could butcher any cliches

I'm just a clod in the wheels
I think he has artillery motives
can't close the barn door over spilled milk



He sounds numb as a hake.
 
2012-11-27 01:11:23 PM
It's so cliché to use an abundance of ironic cliches in a thread about clichés. So over.
 
2012-11-27 01:13:54 PM

busy chillin': stupiddream: Nurglitch: Moving forward, we should avoid utilizing cliches in business documentations, and solutionize another opportunity.

Now that's looking at something from 30 thousand feet! This could change the paradigm!

I changed a couple paradigms once...I got four nickels.


You got scammed.
 
2012-11-27 01:32:19 PM

Big Beef Burrito: busy chillin': stupiddream: Nurglitch: Moving forward, we should avoid utilizing cliches in business documentations, and solutionize another opportunity.

Now that's looking at something from 30 thousand feet! This could change the paradigm!

I changed a couple paradigms once...I got four nickels.

You got scammed.


i just realized that.

I hate it when I f*ck up my stupid jokes.

almost daily it seems.
 
2012-11-27 01:59:49 PM

busy chillin': Big Beef Burrito: busy chillin': stupiddream: Nurglitch: Moving forward, we should avoid utilizing cliches in business documentations, and solutionize another opportunity.

Now that's looking at something from 30 thousand feet! This could change the paradigm!

I changed a couple paradigms once...I got four nickels.

You got scammed.

i just realized that.

I hate it when I f*ck up my stupid jokes.

almost daily it seems.


Well, live and learn. Tomorrow's another day.
 
2012-11-27 02:12:53 PM

Sybarite: Oh, I'll use a cliche once in a coon's age.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-27 02:19:29 PM
Anyone you know who says "It goes without saying...." never goes without saying it!
 
2012-11-27 03:13:12 PM
They may be unavoidable if you head them off at the pass.
 
2012-11-27 03:16:52 PM

RoLleRKoaSTeR: "...head them off at the pass."


affordablehousinginstitute.org Hates that cliche.
 
2012-11-27 03:21:57 PM
First of all, I'd like to thank god for this victory/ award/ post....Without him, none of this would have been possible....
 
2012-11-27 03:25:01 PM
My two favorites from an old and dear friend:

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it fark fish."

And

"It's rough all over, even the chorus girls are kicking."
 
2012-11-27 03:37:46 PM
Oh and the judicious use of the cliche is good for writing. Not every sentence or word is worth it's weight in gold. Some are just in to get you over the hump. They are useful as a cultural shorthand, or in a space where no other set of words will carry the same punch.

They are also useful in dialogue because you can use them to enhance characterization.
 
2012-11-27 03:47:19 PM
Came for:
1. Bull Durham reference
2. Boondock Saints reference

Leaving disappointed...
 
2012-11-27 03:59:18 PM

LonMead: busy chillin': Big Beef Burrito: busy chillin': stupiddream: Nurglitch: Moving forward, we should avoid utilizing cliches in business documentations, and solutionize another opportunity.

Now that's looking at something from 30 thousand feet! This could change the paradigm!

I changed a couple paradigms once...I got four nickels.

You got scammed.

i just realized that.

I hate it when I f*ck up my stupid jokes.

almost daily it seems.

Well, live and learn. Tomorrow's another day.


At first I was like, that was nice.

...and then I was like...oh yeah, duh.
 
2012-11-27 04:07:16 PM

suburbanguy: Came for:
1. Bull Durham reference
2. Boondock Saints reference

Leaving disappointed...


Lolligaggers
 
2012-11-27 04:19:04 PM

suburbanguy: Came for:
1. Bull Durham reference
2. Boondock Saints reference

Leaving disappointed...


Well then why don't you make like a tree and get the f f f fark out of here.
 
2012-11-27 09:38:52 PM
Baseball--Walks will come back to haunt you.
Hoops---Live by the 3, die by the 3.\
Football---You can't win w/o defense and a ground game

//got nothin' for hockey.
 
2012-11-27 10:14:09 PM

John Buck 41: Baseball--Walks will come back to haunt you.
Hoops---Live by the 3, die by the 3.\
Football---You can't win w/o defense and a ground game

//got nothin' for hockey.


Watch out for the Hansens!
www.hollywoodmoviejerseys.com
 
2012-11-27 11:00:39 PM
"A long time ago, Samuel Johnson remarked that human beings need more often to be reminded than informed. That is one reason why cliché is such an important part of human communication. We dislike cliché, we strive against it often when writing or talking. But we are sometimes wrong to do so. The problem with cliché is not that in saying something clichéd we are saying something many times said before. Rather, the problem is that most of us do not know when to say something clichéd. A cliché hits the mark when it is said in the right circumstances, to the right person, by the right person and at the right time. When that happens, the clichéd can change our way of seeing things, straighten a lopsided attitude or organize chaos. When rightly situated, a cliché reminds; it does not inform. Our dislike of rightly situated cliché results from our wanting to be informed when we need to be reminded."

Link
 
2012-11-28 08:47:35 AM

LonMead: John Buck 41: Baseball--Walks will come back to haunt you.
Hoops---Live by the 3, die by the 3.\
Football---You can't win w/o defense and a ground game

//got nothin' for hockey.

Watch out for the Hansens!
[www.hollywoodmoviejerseys.com image 600x328]


Puttin on the foil!

/old time hockey
 
2012-11-28 02:14:23 PM
At the end of the day, isn't life just one big cliche? (or cabaret?)
I can't remember...
 
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