Wednesday, August 08, 2007

cliche #231

..so these two 110 story buildings have huge airplanes flown into them..then they collapse..covering the entire area in debris..thousands die..tens of thousands are running around...and they find this policeman to interview..

"I've never seen anything like this..in my 10 years in the force.."

..so this big huge highway bridge collapses..sending dozens of cars, trucks and buses hurtling into the Mississippee River..and theres this Medic..saying..

"I don't think I've ever seen anything like this.."

hmm u sure bout that mista?..

Sometimes I wonder if we come pre-programmed with hundreds of cliches..


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15 Comments:

Blogger jewmaican20 said...

Well, there's a very good reason WHY they are cliches...

August 08, 2007 3:04 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

Sometimes we feel like we have to say something- and the enormity of the event is so overwhelming and overpowering so all we can do is helplessly protest, "I don't think I've ever seen anything like this."

Sure it's inane and doesn't add more meaning, but it's something...which is necessary when one has absolutely no idea how to react.

August 08, 2007 3:29 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

you know what they say... lol

August 08, 2007 5:35 PM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Around the World in 80 Clichés ;)

"May you live up to 120."

"That's the cutest baby / bride ever!"

"Life's too short."

"He died before his time."

"Wish we'd already met years ago."

"You never know."

"Whatever it takes."

"Gimme a break."

Just to mention a few - everyday conversation is full of clichés and banalities.

August 08, 2007 6:19 PM  
Blogger Spelling Mistakes said...

Intersting enough I noticed how similar wew the responses to the 7/7 teror attacks in London to what I witnessed in Israel.
I think we are programmed into these ready made phrases, we heard them once, they left their impact and they pop out when we stumble in a similar situation.

August 08, 2007 7:08 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

that's too cliche...
:)

August 08, 2007 9:07 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

jewmican..
of course...cuz we're born with them pre-programmed into our system..
:-)

chana..
I hear that..

lvnsm..
lol

August 08, 2007 10:37 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

fashionista...
lol
Oh..u just mentioned cliche numbers 122 to 131..


spelling...
exactly what I'm trying to say...

dreamer...
i cant help it..its in my system..
lol

August 08, 2007 10:39 PM  
Blogger jewmaican20 said...

Fashionista - The "live until 120" isn't necessarily a cliche; it's a blessing to live as long as Moses did...

August 08, 2007 10:59 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

jewmican...
true..but its become one of those unthinking meassages that just come out..at certain times

August 08, 2007 11:05 PM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Jewmaican, if I didn't know you almost like me, I would take offence . . .

August 09, 2007 12:59 AM  
Blogger Fajita said...

o, and read Orwell's "Politics and the English Language."
just cuz. cool:)

August 09, 2007 1:05 AM  
Blogger jewmaican20 said...

Fashionista - "almost"? C'mon...you wound me!:)
Dave, I think platitude would be a better fit, huh?

August 10, 2007 1:51 AM  
Blogger fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Jewmaican, wound or wounded? ;) Anycase, awwwwww, poor baby...

Cliché's a French loan word that can refer to situations, social structures and expressions alike. It includes banalities, platitudes, commonplace statements, flat characters etc.

August 10, 2007 7:18 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

fajeet..
Ill add it to my list..
:-)

jewmaican...
for those that know what it means...yes

August 12, 2007 5:12 PM  

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