Monday, May 03, 2010

Cliché: chatty Cathy

Meaning: someone who won't stop talking (how to deal with, modern manners)

Rewrite 1: chattering Charlene
Rewrite 2: windy Wendy
Rewrite 3: gabby Gabe
Rewrite 4: wordy Warren
Rewrite 5: loquacious Lou
Rewrite 6: amiable Amy
Rewrite 7: genial Jen

Comments: Although this cliché often has a negative tone ("someone who won't shut up," defined the Urban Dictionary), it can also take on a more civil and appreciative feel, as when describing someone who is overly exuberant or gregarious. To suit the dual nature of the cliché, varied the second half of the rewrites.

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