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New Cliches

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

  1. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I've seen it as a hammerhed. Never in the body of a story.

    "Under the bus" is the most insipid of the new cliches.
  2. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    I use "it is what it is" all of the time on a radio segment I do, just because it bothers the host.

    Seriously, if I see "walkoff" anything or "instant classic" in any stories, it comes out. Same with "web gems."
  3. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Along with "under the bus", "drinking the ________ Kool-Aid" ... nothing like a mass suicide reference.
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Moving forward. ... as in "what will this team do, moving forward."
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    "I look at it as the most important game of the season because it’s the next game."
  6. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    This is a butcher of an older cliche, but I've seen writers in the past few months write that a team or player will try to get "untracked" in the next week, game, etc. Am I out of the loop, or isn't it still "on track" and a poor cliche to begin with?
  7. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    A stringer at my old paper insisted it was untracked, much to my bewilderment. And I see it written as such in other articles, from time to time. If a train gets untracked, that's a fucking bad thing.
  8. KP

    KP Active Member

  9. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    "I think I threw up in my mouth a little."

    Thanks, Bill.
  10. Crimson Tide

    Crimson Tide Member

    Instant classic? Haven't used that one before, but thanks for the idea.

    Just for fun, my coworker and I like to see how many Jim Ross-isms we can sneak in, such as "slobberknocker," "whipped like a government mule," and my all-time favorite "tougher than a $2 steak."
  11. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    Listen to Mike and Mike in the Morning for 20 minutes, pick out half of what they say and post it on here.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    lol...good 1, btw.
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