Sunday, August 7, 2011
Phrases and Words that have Jumped The Shark
1. Jumped the Shark
Just read it yesterday in a story about the 2012 Oscars...come on! At least use it correctly when you
use it...they kept saying "the shark jumped the tank..." If you are going to be hackneyed, don't add
insult to injury and mix your metaphors.
PLEASE PEOPLE, there IS another word you can use to describe Humboldt and Mendocino
Counties. "Nestled among the ancient, majestic redwoods along the pristine...blah, blah, blah. Don't believe us when we say IT MUST STOP? Look up any tourism webpage or
brochure and there WILL be "nestled". Surely we are more creative than that!
As overused by the PR folks as "worked around the clock"...it's so 2007.
4. That Being Said
That being said, Spence thinks INTERVIEWERS say it too much, I think SPEECHifiers say it too
5. "Uh" and "Um"
See first posting on Above The Fold Click Here
6. Adding Insult To Injury
These are just a few of our literary pet peeves...what are yours?