August 24, 2004

An exhaustive, not to say exhausting, list of clichés

Tom Payne of the Telegraph writes a fun article about how not to write a review, listing dozens of clichés to avoid.

I'm happy to say I've never used any of them, except for "epic," and I used it properly (the term properly refers to subject matter and scope, not length). Oh, and I use the word "codswallop" a lot, but never in constructions such as "pure unadulterated codswallop."