A list of clichés has gone viral, which is not surprising, considering such words are contagious. They pop up left, right and centre every time we speak or write. What makes this list notable is that now journalists are fighting journalese. These are clichés flogged by American journalists past the endurance of their editors.
Carlos Lozada, who put up the list on the Washington Post, says he is not alone in deriding clichés. But there is no stopping them. They are as inevitable as rain when journalists hit their keyboards or go on air.
Here is the list of clichés clogging the air waves and column inches of American media. Many of them are global, in fact. Now let’s see how many we have come across in India or Singapore.Continue Reading