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Posts Tagged: cliches

Book Blurb Clichés

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Ever get sick of the stifling language that book reviewers use for their blurbs? There is indeed a “professional jargon” that is readily visible on the front and back of any novel, and there are more and more clichés to choose from these days.

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Cliché Shaming

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At The Guardian poets reveal “the expressions that have become such cliches that they have lost all meaning.” Explanations included. “Devastated” (and its variations) is a repeat winner. Is that more of a British thing? Also: “Britain is leading the world.”

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