Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Cliché: a diamond in the rough

(entered for 12.31.05) (Sorry, I was sick over New Years and missed some entries.)

Meaning: not refined or just formed.
Definition and use examples.
Rewrite 1: a
plank badly needing some sanding
Rewrite 2: a gem with no
Rewrite 3: a tree with its roots still in a ball
Rewrite 4: a road full of

Comment: The challenge here is to recast about things that aren’t simply broken.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Diana Hacker: Language Debates: Cliches: The Bedford Handbook “On the matter of clichés, usage experts take a moderate stance.”

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