Do you speak in clichés and, worse still, do you use them in your writing?
A cliché is a well-worn phrase that has become meaningless through overuse. Clichés are all around us. They may slip by unnoticed – in our speech, in our reading or in our writing. But once you tune-in to clichés, you find them everywhere. And the more you notice them, the more irritating they become.
In my everyday language, here are the clichés I find myself using:
- “I must say…” – Why? Why must I say it? Continue reading “Clichés”