Friday, November 26, 2010

Globe: Don't let clichés ruin your relationship

This morning's paper included an over-used phrase -- fast forward to... -- that was misused -- flash forward to...

Then, the "Voices" columnist complained about over-used phrases. So, it was a cliché wash. 

Everyone I asked has a list like this. A colleague hates “How we doing today?’’ A friend despises “a sea change,’’ “on the same page,’’ and “quite frankly,’’ while another cringes at “no offense, but . . .’’ Reader’s Digest recently published a list of 10 of the most irritating phrases in the English language, which included “at this moment in time,’’ “with all due respect,’’ and (I rest my case) “at the end of the day.’’

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