Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Cliché: rock the boat

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cliché Meaning: upsetting the status quo. Origins and uses.
Rewrite 1:
tilttv1* the game
Rewrite 2:
jiggle the pitcher
Rewrite 3:
juggle the glass
Rewrite 4:
splittv2a the plank

Comment: gives “disturb a stable situation” for meaning, but I see a wider application here in terms of the effects of disturbing the situation.

*Note: In rewrite 1 above, in addition to inclining the game, I meant the sense of “tilt” in which you cause the game to freeze up during play because you inclined or jiggled it too much. This denotation was more in-use with arcade games back in the 20th century.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
List of movie clichés by genre. “Each cinematic genre generally has its own litany of clichés”

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