Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Cliché: get a word in edgewise

Meaning: have a chance to say something. Meaning and uses.
Rewrite 1: get a word in between
Rewrite 2: shove a word in while you take a breath
Rewrite 3: work a word in here or there
Rewrite 4: it’s time you took an
intermission so I can say something

Comment: The emphasis here should be on interrupting a non-stop speaker, assertively and politely if possible but aggressively if not.

More reading about clichés
What I found when I
googled “clichés”:
CISAB Animal Proverbs & Clichés: Animal Proverbs and Clichés from the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University, USA

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 searchable alphabetical list of all my cliché rewrites available in the archive list at the right.

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