Some clichés are useful and efficient because they express profound points concisely. Emphasis on the word “some”.
But not the clichés listed below, because these are beyond annoying…
- “I’m only human.” – Would you rather be a centipede?
- “I’m not getting any younger.” – You’re not Benjamin Button, so ok, I believe you.
- “[Product Name] is selling like hotcakes.” – What are the latest hotcake sales figures anyway?
- “Need I say more?” – No, and you didn’t have to say that either.
- “Nuff said!” – Shaddap!
Here’s a rule of thumb: If a cliché makes you go, “Well, duh!”, scrap it!
What other phrases would you like to add to the list?