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"crisp white shirt"
|by Anonymous||reply 174||02/08/2019|
Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread,
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/12/2018|
'Gritty inner city.'
'Fresh as a daisy.'
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/12/2018|
"pop of color" and any sentence that uses the word "amazing". Overused for absolutely everything. Annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/12/2018|
"lush instrumentation" in music album review.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/12/2018|
Shock of white hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/12/2018|
a dark past of his/her own
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/12/2018|
Anything with the word "hearth" in it
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/12/2018|
They are so blessed to . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/12/2018|
A dark and stormy night
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/12/2018|
an axe to grind
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/12/2018|
Fuck you, R15.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/12/2018|
"...has emerged as a thought leader in..."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/12/2018|
Yes!! I HATE "Crisp white..." that has been written on here many times. It sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/12/2018|
"informed by" follow by a noun and not a person.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/12/2018|
[quote] "pop of color" and any sentence that uses the word "amazing". Overused for absolutely everything. Annoying.
I beg to differ.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/12/2018|
"well-appointed living room"
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/12/2018|
from a good family
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/12/2018|
"truth be told"
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/12/2018|
by Maggie Haberman
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/12/2018|
Fadi Fawaz Saga part whateverthefuck
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/12/2018|
What's on his ipod?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/12/2018|
an LGBTQ person!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/12/2018|
To be or not to be, etc etc
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/12/2018|
"neatly mowed lawns"
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/12/2018|
Kudos, R26. (Hope "kudos" isn't indicative.)
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/12/2018|
"The sky was so blue that day."
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/12/2018|
"Phrases that indicate"
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/12/2018|
Salt of the Earth
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/12/2018|
"the tragic death of ... "
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/12/2018|
Useless synonyms for the verb “said”.
“lklklkl,” she sighed.
“Jhjhjhj,” he confessed.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/12/2018|
“Impacted” as a verb.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/12/2018|
Ha, R41, I used to edit a guy who used a different verb every time he quoted someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/12/2018|
Pendulous breasts or pendulous cock
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/12/2018|
Ha. “Sdsdsdsd,” he bristled, r44.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/12/2018|
"at the end of the day".
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/12/2018|
She said nothing...
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/12/2018|
Pretty in pink
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/12/2018|
"He suddenly lifted me, then carried me to my boudoir, where he passionately ravished me all throughout the night."
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/12/2018|
EVOO Yum-O De-lish Sammie Nutrish! - dog food that’s being sued for allegedly containing pesticides. RUT-row.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||10/12/2018|
'in the hands of a lesser actor/actress'
again, that one is used by reviewers.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/12/2018|
Her "battle with cancer."
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/12/2018|
Going forward,... And at the end of the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/12/2018|
Cradling a mug
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 65||10/12/2018|
An exclamation point at the end of any sentence that isn't surrounded by quotation marks.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/12/2018|
I hate that r66!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/12/2018|
R65 ..grab an extra blanket tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/12/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||10/12/2018|
"Arguably the best actor of his generation"
"Sophomore outing" when referring to someone's second album
"Witty, poignant and wise"
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/12/2018|
R69 So has alot! I'm sure it was a typo.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/12/2018|
The steak was so tender it melted in the mouth, and service was on point.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/12/2018|
(just read on a post on another thread) "Stop playing that old saw, will you?"
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/12/2018|
Both sides ....
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/12/2018|
__ 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 Anonymous||reply 78||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/12/2018|
She emerged from her reverie...
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/12/2018|
Menu writer who use: "[insert cooking verb] to perfection."
Ex.: " ...grilled to perfection!"
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/12/2018|
He said with a chuckle.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/12/2018|
I heard a woman scream.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/12/2018|
Just a word: "iconic".
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/12/2018|
"based off" instead of "based on"
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/12/2018|
Do not visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, R84!
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/12/2018|
Price point instead of price.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/12/2018|
there are no hack writers, only hack work.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/12/2018|
"My nephew Joel....."
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/12/2018|
"Her eyes narrowed suspiciously". "raging hormones".
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/12/2018|
'On a regular basis.'
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/13/2018|
“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 Anonymous||reply 96||10/13/2018|
"Thou shalt not...."
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/13/2018|
Throbbing love muscle.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/13/2018|
Of course the fat fucks on this board associate writing with food
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/13/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/13/2018|
r99 only associates food with filling his fat fucking face.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/13/2018|
ahead of his skies
too much on his plate
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/13/2018|
R101 is portly
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/13/2018|
[quote]ahead of his skies
I've never seen this before.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/13/2018|
nacreous layers of permacum
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/13/2018|
I can't stand "Broke her silence" - "Broke his silence"
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/13/2018|
I've never said that, r106.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/13/2018|
^ Most people don't actually go around saying it but it does preface many news reports/articles.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/13/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 109||10/13/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 110||10/13/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/13/2018|
"for a long time I went to bed early."
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/03/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/03/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/03/2019|
I looked at him quizzicaly.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/03/2019|
Use of the words “prone” and especially “supine”, and within the same paragraph for extra credit.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/04/2019|
[quote]ahead of his skies
Is this said of uppity flight attendants?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/04/2019|
R39 gets “Sure, Janned” a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/04/2019|
I'm good to go.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/04/2019|
Anyone needlessly deploying “cis” , “privilege”, “intersectional” or any other overused fashionable buzzword phrase
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/04/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/04/2019|
...faintly falling, falling faintly.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/04/2019|
Pushing the envelope
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/04/2019|
When critics describe a film as “lyrical”
“Light bites” written on party invitations
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/04/2019|
The word "exquisite."
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/04/2019|
"Chuckle." In virtually every gay novel, the characters never laugh, they chuckle. The authors of those novels are also extremely fond of using the term "the man"as not only second reference, but third, fourth, and so on to infinity; e.g., "Chad held the man tightly;" As he shot jets of ropey cum, Chad looked the man in the eye," etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/04/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/04/2019|
For his (or her) part,
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/04/2019|
The words "grin," "grinned," and/or "grinning."
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/04/2019|
R109 Like “shooting spree’” “authorities say,” “is now behind bars.”
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/04/2019|
Rhyming "fire" with "desire"
Rhyming "baby" with "maybe"
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/04/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/04/2019|
"She walked into the room, looking radiant without a stitch of makeup"
Fashion and celeb magazines do this a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/04/2019|
For songwriters: Rhyming "fire" with "desire" Rhyming "baby" with "maybe"
Or "wife" with "life"
"arms" with "charms"
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/04/2019|
"Myself" is always and only reflexive.
Don't misuse the word "impacted."
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/04/2019|
"Impacted" should be used only to describe wisdom teeth.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/04/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/04/2019|
When I was born, Diedre wept sweet tears...
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/04/2019|
She's as lovely as a spring day
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/04/2019|
"clutch" as a synonym for "hold"
"newly minted" as in "newly minted MBA"
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/04/2019|
“raised to be fiercely independent. “
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/04/2019|
Champion of the Oppressed
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/04/2019|
intersectional, intersectionist, interrogate, appropriate, discourse, gender (verb)
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/05/2019|
Academia is filled with horrible, jargon-choked writing. Especially in the humanities.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/05/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/05/2019|
Gifted as a verb
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/05/2019|
he said, angrily
|by Anonymous||reply 147||02/05/2019|
" piercing blue eyes"
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/05/2019|
“He’s the bad guy”; “I’m not the bad guy”; “I don’t want to be the bad guy.” It’s juvenile gibberish.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||02/05/2019|
"Turned on her heel"
|by Anonymous||reply 150||02/05/2019|
Any "crisp", for that matter.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||02/05/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 152||02/05/2019|
"basked in the sunshine"
When does anyone ever "bask" in anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 153||02/05/2019|
"Yolk of his soul"
I think you mean 'yoke' dear. Even with a published novelist editing your PhD / debut novel, you still wrote that.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||02/05/2019|
R152 Bolt off!
|by Anonymous||reply 155||02/05/2019|
love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love (genius!!)
|by Anonymous||reply 156||02/05/2019|
Would ‘pristine pressed white shirt slightly creased’ be okay?
|by Anonymous||reply 157||02/05/2019|
"Rosy fingers of dawn"
|by Anonymous||reply 158||02/05/2019|
R52 wins so far
|by Anonymous||reply 159||02/05/2019|
[quote] "lush instrumentation" in music album review.
Unless it was Barbra Streisand hiring the Israeli Philharmonic to turn the Hebrew kiddush over the wine into a sub-operatic aria.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||02/05/2019|
R52 is a quote from Miss Lindsey’s unpublished memoirs
|by Anonymous||reply 161||02/05/2019|
Eat my ass R158!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||02/05/2019|
The maiden's ample bosom heaved with desire at the thought of her returning sea captain.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||02/05/2019|
The twink's ample dick heaved with desire at the thought of his returning NFL quarterback
|by Anonymous||reply 164||02/05/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 165||02/06/2019|
"Thoughts & Prayers ™"
|by Anonymous||reply 166||02/06/2019|
In book reviews: “luminous”
In songs: rhyming self with “shelf” as in, put your heart back on the shelf, come down from the shelf, left on the shelf
|by Anonymous||reply 167||02/06/2019|
Siskel and Ebert used to love to point out hack writing scenes in movies - like the car crashing into the fruit stand which was in any movie that had a car chase.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||02/06/2019|
"All my life, I've been…"
|by Anonymous||reply 169||02/06/2019|
^ Roger Ebert's Little Movie Glossary is a hilarious compendium of cliches and hackneyed scenes.....I've read it so much the cover is falling off my copy of it
|by Anonymous||reply 170||02/06/2019|
Please cover your ass
|by Anonymous||reply 171||02/08/2019|
it is what it is
misuse of pronouns her or him - I just heard David Muir do this in a promo = her and her mother approached I think it was
|by Anonymous||reply 172||02/08/2019|
The DM has its' own private language of cliches - slim pins, pert posterior, flawless figure or complexion, makeup free, soft waves...
|by Anonymous||reply 173||02/08/2019|
“Fully qualified” (adept, accepting, etc.) “Qualified” will do.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||02/08/2019|
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