Friday, February 17, 2006

Cliché: a knockoff

Meaning: an unauthorized copy. Meaning and examples.
Rewrite 1: a rip-off
Rewrite 2: a designer double
Rewrite 3: a copycat copy
Rewrite 4: a not-quite original
Rewrite 5: a faux naturel (Fr.)

Comment: My emphasis here is tongue-in-cheek – or is that tongue-in-chic? Rewrite 5 is meant as a play on words (au natural) to imply something that is not of nature or of an original. What do you think – does it work?

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
Quotes Central: “Clichés Quotes.”
Note: By providing links to other websites I am only showing you what is out there about clichés – I am not endorsing any content or opinion expressed there.

Check out the new
alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right. To search the page using Internet Explorer, just go to “Edit” in the top menu bar, select “Find”, then enter the cliché or a word from it.

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