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Monday, 28 November 2011

Clichés

As a writer it's something we are supposed to avoid, and I can see why - clichés are unoriginal, usually cheesy and empty sentiments that mean nothing to anyone unless they're in a sickly greetings card. And I am a bit tired of hearing them. 

Recently amid bad luck, a lot of change and a few blues, I have heard just about every cliché going. I'm told my family's bad luck is because 'everything happens for a reason', though of course luck doesn't come into it because 'you make your own luck', and despite still being single and slightly lacking in having men fall at my feet (though really, who wants that?) 'he will pop up when I least expect it' and is 'out there somewhere'. Erm, out where? 

Of course I appreciate the sentiment that people are trying to get across, but a bit of real advice goes a long way. No one has all the answers - it's just nice to care enough to try.

While we're on it, if anyone has some spare luck kicking about (you know, that stuff you're all busy making), chuck it my way - apparently, what goes around comes around...

2 comments:

  1. Gah there have been a lot of clichés going around recently. Do you reckon it's because we come across them more often in writing?

    I don't buy into that 'pop up when I least expect it' theory. I tried for YEARS for that. Then I demanded my friends set me up on some blind dates and met Mr C. Being pro-active is the way forward! Clichés tend to be a little too 'wait and see' for my liking.

    p.s I'm out of luck for 2011, can I interest you in a bar of chocolate instead?

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  2. I totally agree. They all feel like lazy ways of saying 'I can't help you' or 'yeah, you're stuck in this situation' which isn't helpful at all.

    I am always interested in chocolate :)

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