Well, all the cool blog kids were saying them… Via UHub, a list of blog clichés to be avoided, yo:
Best. [ultimate thing or experience.] Ever/Evar.
Likely originating in the reverse (“worst [x] ever”), this cliché still has a deathgrip on the media, in all its sincere and sarcastic permutations. It’s usually taken to mean a state of permanent, perpetual bestness, which is of course unsustainable. Sooner or later, something will not be the best [x] ever, and this phrase is a perfect example…
…[negative experience, situation, or description]; I just threw up a little bit in my mouth. [This one is straight from Bill Simmons, I think –ed.]
It goes on … way on. So just put the clichés down, and slowly back away. (Isn’t that another one? Is there a single clever catchphrase left? Can we revive “Don’t go there”?)
kerfuffle. the first time i saw it (on another ma blog) it was fun and fresh. now it’s everywhere, including here at bmg. my delight in faux erudition quickly wears thin.
Deep within the mountians of banality, there are a few precious gold nuggets of real creativity to be mined from the internet. The gems such as your “faux erudition” prove it. What a lovely phrase. Sort of makes me think of Donald Trump for some reason. [A Google search of “faux erudition” turns up only 241 hits.]
Similar to this one but using all the references in the article. Now that would make me LOL. 😉
I better get with it. I’m going to try to use one new cliche every day on my blog. Yesterday was “seriously, seriously!!”
I know I’ve really enjoyed reading about gay “marriage” and marriage “equality” and gay “families” on the haters’ blogs and other whining places. They are quite dedicated to their “clever” habit of undermining other “people’s” “humanity”.
“Sick” is the new “cool”
The others, not so much, yo.