Monday, November 14, 2005

Cliché: what a zoo – or – this place is a zoo

Meaning: a place of disorder and chaos. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: this place must be run by
Rewrite 2: this is the
Chucky Cheese for adults
Rewrite 3: it’s like a fire drill run by
Keystone Cops
Rewrite 4: this reminds me of a kidn3 on a sugar buzzn4b

Comment: If you’ve never been to a
Chucky Cheese, you ought to get to one. Kids run wild between dozens of games and tables full of pizza and birthday cakes. It’s the perfect example of a place in chaos, just what you need to rephrase this cliché.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Grand List of Fantasy Clichés: “…like the SF list that inspired it, [this list] is intended only to list various clichés common to the fantasy genre.”

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