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Over used phrases & cliches

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Robert Report 4 Dec 2012 19:52

Misuse of LESS and FEWER.

When asked "How are you?" The answer often given is "I am GOOD"


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 20:06

"Squad will move to the left in threes"
"You are like a group of Chinese washerwomen with no work to do" from the RSM - "sharpen up, lads" would have sufficed.


Eldrick Report 4 Dec 2012 20:11

For what it’s worth, Clichés are old hat to be honest. When the chips are down, I prefer to pick the low hanging fruit and hit the ground running. Whilst not averse to some poetic license, my world view is that some serious reality checks help prevent rose tinted glasses. So if you absolutely must use mixed metaphors, it’s time to grab the bull by the tail and look him in the eye. Use plain old England, it’s like falling off a piece of cake. Here endeth the lesson.


JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 20:17

:-D :-D :-D Eldrick. Brilliant. Not a mention of turkey either. Bit of bull.

Paula+ You will be thrilled by that contribution :-D ;-)


PricklyHolly Report 4 Dec 2012 20:25

To be honest!!.........and..........At the end of the day!!...........i have far more important things to worry about other than "Phrases or Clich'es"

Please don't call me "Love"

:-| :-D

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 4 Dec 2012 20:36

Or rate Prickles, our does "Ey up mi duck" grab ya? :-P

:-D :-D


PricklyHolly Report 4 Dec 2012 20:41

Just foine Jimbob............Just foine!!



maggiewinchester Report 5 Dec 2012 00:45

:-D :-D PH - you've remined me of a couple at an agricultural show,
Wife goes one way, husband goes the other - his wife shouts out in crystal tones:
'Don't forget the photes daaaaling'

A phrase me and my daughters still use 25 years later. :-D


LadyScozz Report 5 Dec 2012 01:27



InspectorGreenPen Report 5 Dec 2012 06:03

Went to a meeting a few years ago and the so called 'consultant' was introduced and asked to share with us all the roadmap he had prepared.

After a few seconds of speaking he was interrupted and asked to explain what this roadmap thingy was supposed to be as we hadn't come across one before. He went into some detail explaining that it was a novel idea setting out all the various activities that would be necessary to achieve our goals.

After about fifteen minutes he was interrupted again with the comment, 'Oh, you mean a Plan, why didn't you say so in the first place - it would saved us four manhours sitting here listening to something we already knew'


David Report 5 Dec 2012 10:07

And that's the way it is


PollyinBrum Report 5 Dec 2012 10:15

Thank you so much for all your contributions I am thoroughly enjoying reading them. I must be a right old curmudgeon as I agree with everyone, even those I had not previously thought of.

Keep them comimg. please.


Wend Report 5 Dec 2012 10:16

To be honest, I'm with Prickles on this one - more important matters to be concerned about.

Isn't that right, love - at the end of the day? :-D


Sharron Report 5 Dec 2012 10:50



PollyinBrum Report 5 Dec 2012 11:25

"Whatever" Wend


GinN Report 5 Dec 2012 11:49

It's not a phrase, but it makes me cringe when people wiggle their finger in the air to make inverted commas.


Wend Report 5 Dec 2012 11:59

Absolutely, Paula ;-)

~~~~~~~~~~ to AnnC :-D

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 5 Dec 2012 12:21

"Come hell or high water", I think you lot are, "Awesome.

We have a lot to thank the Yanks for. :-P
:-D :-D :-D


GlasgowLass Report 5 Dec 2012 13:17

Over use of the word... Amazing.
Both the contestants and the judges on Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor are the worst offenders .

" This is amazing".
" You are amazing"
" The public are amazing"


Bobtanian Report 5 Dec 2012 13:25

IPG reminds me of "face to face"meetings where the "EXPERT" is outlining something, usually financial........and continuously uses the word "OBVIOUSLY"

when to my mind if it was THAT obvious.........why is he trying to explain it?