Saturday, November 26, 2005

Cliché: like a kid in a candy store

Meaning: like someone let loose where their desires can run wild. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: like a dad in a
hardware store
Rewrite 2: like a mom in a department store
Rewrite 3: like a kid in a Disney store
Rewrite 4: like a lion loose in a zoo

Comment: We need to be careful about reinforcing
stereotypes, which is all too easy to fall prey to in this cliché.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Thundering Cliches: “By the fiction editors of the Thrilling Detective Web Site… …here's the kinda stuff we'd be just as happy not seeing ever again.”

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