I've posted about clichÃ©s and hackneyed phrases before, but never seriously. A clichÃ©-oriented posting over at Gakwer this week slid some oil to the old wheels and made me think it was time to devote a Word Wrap to "˜em. According to Gawker, there are many words that are more than ubiquitous out there in the blogosphere, a medium which has obviously given rise to its own trite phrases. Check out the post for all of them, but I thought I'd note my favorites, some of which, we here at the _floss might be guilty of on occasion:
1) I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
2) What's next? [outlandish scenario]?
3) [Argument], wait for it, [rhetorical flourish]
4) [x] is the new [y].
The word clichÃ© is, of course, French, and comes from the past participle of their word clicher, which means to stereotype.
So what are some clichÃ©s that ruffle your feathers, that get your goat? We'd love to know which ones piss you off due to their overuse and abuse.