In defence of the “cliché” ….give it a break !

July 12, 2012

I’ve been thinking lately about the CLICHE and I’ve come to the conclusion that it is an entirely misrepresented animal.

A cliché is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel. The term is generally used in a negative context.

 

Now, wait a minute there…. a cliche never let down anybody. It is we the user who doesn’t live up to the cliche, that is why it fails. The biggest cliche there has ever been is…… I LOVE YOU. Well if a 3 year old turns around tomorrow morning and says it to their mum for the first time, does it lose any of it’s force for it being the the lovetillionth time this exhausted, overused phrase has been used ??? NO

 

Cliches never let us down, we let them down. Time and time again.

 

Thank you……. ( another cliche ) 🙂

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