Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Warning - Do not use these phrases! By Morgan Mandel

Now that I have your attention, I thought I'd do another reader participation blog.

I have a feeling many of you, like me, are still coming down from Holiday high, so here's something easy we can do.

Let's share some dreaded cliches' to remind each other what not to write.

It's so hot here you could fry eggs on the sidewalk.

Ok, your turn to leave a cliche' in the comment section.

Morgan Mandel
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PS - Blogger has been playing tricks. If you get a little box asking for word verification, put anything in the word line underneath, fill the rest in, then the actual word verification will appear. You may have to repeat, but it will take then. Nothing is perfect in this world. I can't complain since Blogger is free.

12 comments:

Anita Davison said...

....she loved him to the core of her being....

Jane Toombs said...

Cold as a witch's tit/brass monkey's balls

fiona mcgier said...

Said by a vampire of any advanced years, to a virtuous (if not virginal) mortal female: "I've been waiting forever for you. No one else has ever meant what you do to me."

Andrée Lachapelle said...

It's not the heat, it's the humidity.

Stephen Tremp said...

I had to delete numerous cliches from my MS. Even phraes or words can be liche, like RED HERRING, or LIKE CLOCKWORK.

Stephen Tremp

Morgan Mandel said...

That one about humidity strikes home today!
Morgan

Maryann Miller said...

All over him like fleas on a dog.

One thing about cliches is how they can be clever if you put a real twist on them. I just read a grat one in a Harlan Coben book, but darned if I can find it.

Lynn Crain said...

Till the cows come home.

What the heck does that mean anyway? LOL!

I part of this should be looking where the phrase came from in the first place.

Like a cat on a hot tin roof. I love that one two. And what cat is going to go on a roof that's hot unless it's to escape a predator.

Lynn

Lynn Crain said...

Sorry I can't spell or proofread today. Don't know what's wrong...LOL!

It must be the heat.

Is that a cliche? LOL!

Lynn

Terry Odell said...

I try to use my cliches in dialogue. Then someone else is saying them.

Chris V. said...

I like Terry's idea, as I still like a good cliche or two. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?

And you can't beat a dead horse. (which is terrible either way.) Not sure I want to know the origins of that one.

liana laverentz said...

I seem to be seeing way too many Adonises around. Or Greek gods. Why does every romance hero have to look like a Greek god? There sure are a lot of them around these days...