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New Cliches

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jay_christley, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member

    At the risk of this becoming an espn-bash (because I happen to like my poker on TV and the use of walk-off homer for its descriptive qualities)...

    Instant classic.

    I've read it in several different stories over the last couple weeks, including once or twice by some talented writers I would have never figured it for.

    Anything else popping up in people's copy -- gleaned either from talking heads or pop culture -- that we'd be better off without?
  2. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    It's been around a few years but ... walkoff homer.
  3. Jersey_Shore

    Jersey_Shore New Member

    Drives me nuts how much "walkoff" is used these days. Walkoff double, walkoff single, walkoff walk...how about walkoff wild pitch or walkoff fielder's choice.
  4. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member

    Apparently we missed reading the first line of the initial post.

    Walk-off, walkoff, etc. have been debated to death here.

    I was referring to recent cliches that have popped up in, say, the last six months to a year.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I've actually heard TV people use the phrase walk-off field goal.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    "It is what it is," is still a fairly new cliche quote, and increasingly maddening.
  7. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Let's not throw "walkoff" under the bus.
  8. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Giants-Eagles, earlier this year, I heard the phrase 'walk-off touchdown' by an ESPN talking head.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Doesn't the phrase "new cliche" strongly resemble the phrase "instant classic"?
  10. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Instant classic isn't exactly a new phrase.
  11. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member

    Thanks for your contribution.
  12. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    well, awriter is right. instant classic is not new.
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