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Phrases that indicate a hack writer

"crisp white shirt"

"leafy suburb"

Go.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Saturday at 10:11 AM

Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread,

by Anonymousreply 110/12/2018

'Gritty inner city.'

'Quaint village.'

'Fresh as a daisy.'

'Fiercely proud.'

by Anonymousreply 210/12/2018

“Hack writer.”

by Anonymousreply 310/12/2018

"pop of color" and any sentence that uses the word "amazing". Overused for absolutely everything. Annoying.

by Anonymousreply 410/12/2018

"lush instrumentation" in music album review.

by Anonymousreply 510/12/2018

"engorged member"

by Anonymousreply 610/12/2018

Shock of white hair.

by Anonymousreply 710/12/2018

Breakfast nook

by Anonymousreply 810/12/2018

Pert breasts

by Anonymousreply 910/12/2018

a dark past of his/her own

by Anonymousreply 1010/12/2018

"Close-knit community."

by Anonymousreply 1110/12/2018

Anything with the word "hearth" in it

by Anonymousreply 1210/12/2018

Best-selling author.

by Anonymousreply 1310/12/2018

They are so blessed to . . .

by Anonymousreply 1410/12/2018

A dark and stormy night

by Anonymousreply 1510/12/2018

"cautiously optimistic"

by Anonymousreply 1610/12/2018

an axe to grind

by Anonymousreply 1710/12/2018

Fuck you, R15.

by Anonymousreply 1810/12/2018

"...has emerged as a thought leader in..."

by Anonymousreply 1910/12/2018

Yes!! I HATE "Crisp white..." that has been written on here many times. It sucks.

by Anonymousreply 2010/12/2018

"informed by" follow by a noun and not a person.

by Anonymousreply 2110/12/2018

[quote] "pop of color" and any sentence that uses the word "amazing". Overused for absolutely everything. Annoying.

I beg to differ.

by Anonymousreply 2210/12/2018

"hearty soup"

"nutritious meal"

"fiercely independent"

"well-appointed living room"

"cozy bedroom"

by Anonymousreply 2310/12/2018

from a good family

by Anonymousreply 2410/12/2018

"truth be told"

by Anonymousreply 2510/12/2018

by Maggie Haberman

by Anonymousreply 2610/12/2018

"Presenting hole."

by Anonymousreply 2710/12/2018

Fadi Fawaz Saga part whateverthefuck

by Anonymousreply 2810/12/2018

What's on his ipod?

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2018

an LGBTQ person!

by Anonymousreply 3010/12/2018

"my president"

by Anonymousreply 3110/12/2018

To be or not to be, etc etc

by Anonymousreply 3210/12/2018

"rolling hills"

"neatly mowed lawns"

"multicultural potpourri"

"brisk walk"

by Anonymousreply 3310/12/2018

Kudos, R26. (Hope "kudos" isn't indicative.)

by Anonymousreply 3410/12/2018

"The sky was so blue that day."

by Anonymousreply 3510/12/2018

"Phrases that indicate"

by Anonymousreply 3610/12/2018

"Differently-abled"

by Anonymousreply 3710/12/2018

Salt of the Earth

by Anonymousreply 3810/12/2018

"Sure, Jan"

by Anonymousreply 3910/12/2018

"the tragic death of ... "

by Anonymousreply 4010/12/2018

Useless synonyms for the verb “said”.

“lklklkl,” she sighed.

“Jhjhjhj,” he confessed.

by Anonymousreply 4110/12/2018

Inflection point

by Anonymousreply 4210/12/2018

“Impacted” as a verb.

by Anonymousreply 4310/12/2018

Ha, R41, I used to edit a guy who used a different verb every time he quoted someone.

by Anonymousreply 4410/12/2018

Pendulous breasts or pendulous cock

by Anonymousreply 4510/12/2018

“Sure, Jan”

by Anonymousreply 4610/12/2018

Ha. “Sdsdsdsd,” he bristled, r44.

by Anonymousreply 4710/12/2018

"at the end of the day".

by Anonymousreply 4810/12/2018

She said nothing...

Exclamation points!

by Anonymousreply 4910/12/2018

Slim pins

Pretty in pink

by Anonymousreply 5010/12/2018

punctuation

by Anonymousreply 5110/12/2018

"He suddenly lifted me, then carried me to my boudoir, where he passionately ravished me all throughout the night."

by Anonymousreply 5210/12/2018

EVOO Yum-O De-lish Sammie Nutrish! - dog food that’s being sued for allegedly containing pesticides. RUT-row.

by Anonymousreply 5310/12/2018

Farm-fresh anything

by Anonymousreply 5410/12/2018

when TV writers say 'we wanted it to be organic'

It SHOULD be organic, but I get to (yes, get to, it's a treat) sit through two weeks of writers promoting their new TV shows and I don't mind it being said again and again; I just don't like it when it turns out not to be true when I see the show.

by Anonymousreply 5510/12/2018

'in the hands of a lesser actor/actress'

again, that one is used by reviewers.

by Anonymousreply 5610/12/2018

Her "battle with cancer."

by Anonymousreply 5710/12/2018

R44, I try not to go overboard on that, but says says says...said said said gets a little old sometimes. but yes, it can be overdone doing just said/says

by Anonymousreply 5810/12/2018

Oscar-caliber performance

by Anonymousreply 5910/12/2018

Though mined for all the tropes of its antecedent, and responsible for the launching of a thousand memes, the work still manages to transcend limitations of its genre at every turn.

by Anonymousreply 6010/12/2018

Meaty nutloaf

by Anonymousreply 6110/12/2018

Going forward,... And at the end of the day.

by Anonymousreply 6210/12/2018

sumptuous

by Anonymousreply 6310/12/2018

Cradling a mug

by Anonymousreply 6410/12/2018

TV weather is rife with clichés: bus stop weather; grab your umbrella; rumbles of thunder; old man winter; streets are like a skating rink; good sleeping weather- leave those windows cracked; Spring is in the air.

by Anonymousreply 6510/12/2018

An exclamation point at the end of any sentence that isn't surrounded by quotation marks.

by Anonymousreply 6610/12/2018

I hate that r66!

by Anonymousreply 6710/12/2018

R65 ..grab an extra blanket tonight.

by Anonymousreply 6810/12/2018

Vapid valley girl internet speak. It has become par for the course in alot of once decent internet magazines /publications . It's cloying, self indulgent and juvenile. I hate reading articles about politics or news that read like the ramblings of a high school girl but this type of writing has become very widespread.

by Anonymousreply 6910/12/2018

Hack critics:

"Arguably the best actor of his generation"

"Sophomore outing" when referring to someone's second album

"Witty, poignant and wise"

by Anonymousreply 7010/12/2018

R69 So has alot! I'm sure it was a typo.

by Anonymousreply 7110/12/2018

The steak was so tender it melted in the mouth, and service was on point.

by Anonymousreply 7210/12/2018

crimson lips

by Anonymousreply 7310/12/2018

(just read on a post on another thread) "Stop playing that old saw, will you?"

by Anonymousreply 7410/12/2018

"Decadent dessert."

by Anonymousreply 7510/12/2018

Hidden gem.

by Anonymousreply 7610/12/2018

Both sides ....

by Anonymousreply 7710/12/2018

__ years young.

Farm to table.

Freshly cracked egg. [From numerous McDonald's commercials].

Roving bands of negro youths. [1950s-'60s TV news riot coverage].

"White stuff." [TV weathercaster second reference to snow].

by Anonymousreply 7810/12/2018

"penetrating gaze"

by Anonymousreply 7910/12/2018

She emerged from her reverie...

by Anonymousreply 8010/12/2018

Menu writer who use: "[insert cooking verb] to perfection."

Ex.: " ...grilled to perfection!"

by Anonymousreply 8110/12/2018

He said with a chuckle.

by Anonymousreply 8210/12/2018

I heard a woman scream.

by Anonymousreply 8310/12/2018

Just a word: "iconic".

by Anonymousreply 8410/12/2018

"based off" instead of "based on"

by Anonymousreply 8510/12/2018

granular

by Anonymousreply 8610/12/2018

Cognizant

by Anonymousreply 8710/12/2018

Do not visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, R84!

by Anonymousreply 8810/12/2018

Emerging/raging tumescence

by Anonymousreply 8910/12/2018

Price point instead of price.

by Anonymousreply 9010/12/2018

there are no hack writers, only hack work.

by Anonymousreply 9110/12/2018

Game Changer.

by Anonymousreply 9210/12/2018

"My nephew Joel....."

by Anonymousreply 9310/12/2018

"Her eyes narrowed suspiciously". "raging hormones".

by Anonymousreply 9410/12/2018

'On a regular basis.'

by Anonymousreply 95Last Saturday at 12:52 AM

“At the end of the day..”. “The feel good movie of the summer.” News-isms: “Back to you guys in the studio.” “There’s a lot to unpack.” “Here’s the tick tock.” “The news conference centered around.....”

by Anonymousreply 96Last Saturday at 2:35 AM

"Thou shalt not...."

by Anonymousreply 97Last Saturday at 3:27 AM

Throbbing love muscle.

Turgid member.

by Anonymousreply 98Last Saturday at 9:01 AM

Of course the fat fucks on this board associate writing with food

by Anonymousreply 99Last Saturday at 9:26 AM

Iconic

Impactful

by Anonymousreply 100Last Saturday at 9:29 AM

r99 only associates food with filling his fat fucking face.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Saturday at 9:29 AM

ahead of his skies

too much on his plate

by Anonymousreply 102Last Saturday at 9:30 AM

R101 is portly

by Anonymousreply 103Last Saturday at 9:31 AM

[quote]ahead of his skies

I've never seen this before.

by Anonymousreply 104Last Saturday at 9:31 AM

nacreous layers of permacum

by Anonymousreply 105Last Saturday at 9:32 AM

I can't stand "Broke her silence" - "Broke his silence"

by Anonymousreply 106Last Saturday at 9:39 AM

I've never said that, r106.

by Anonymousreply 107Last Saturday at 9:41 AM

^ Most people don't actually go around saying it but it does preface many news reports/articles.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Saturday at 9:43 AM

Journalese = journalism which by definition is hack writing, efficient or otherwise. Stock phrases convey information fast without attempting originality.

OP seems to be requesting examples from lazy or second-rate authors who fall back on stock phrases when fresher language might reasonably be expected.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Saturday at 9:55 AM

Most DLers are not professional writers/authors or journalists. Their talents are elsewhere.

And many authors today, particularly self published (self-help) ebook authors have experience, knowledge and insights and ideas to share but no professional writing background. If their book is interesting and/or helpful I don't care if they use words or phrases that I dislike and wouldn't use. Grammar and spelling are important and they should have hired an editor to scan the text, at the very least, but I just cnn't get into nitpicking words and phrases I dislike if the content is helpful and addresses my needs.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Saturday at 10:09 AM

*can't*

by Anonymousreply 111Last Saturday at 10:11 AM
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