Trite Tripe and Corny Clichés
by JIM "PAPPY" MOORE
Apr 02, 2014 | 1070 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Enough, already! I'm throwing clichés under the bus. I'm pushing the envelope on ending trite expressions. And I'm doing it in robust fashion. I will think outside the box. I will not tolerate overused sayings, in any way, shape or form.

I'm hitting the ground running, because I want to see the light at the end of this tunnel. Read my lips. Connect the dots. Don't drink the Kool-Aid.

It goes without saying that to make a long story short I'll have to put in more than my two cents. Are you ready for this paradigm shift? I'm not going to be a team player. I'm just saying - wait for it - I'm pulling the trigger on pulling the plug on overused phrases in modern lingo.

Going forward, we need to reinvent the wheel. We need to cut to the chase, because it is what it is. Why beat around the bush? Speak truth to power. Do you know where I'm coming from?

Overused sayings fly in the face of good writing and speaking. Perhaps I'm nit picking, but a word to the wise - keep your eye on the ball. Terms used ad nauseam do not make me a happy camper. The bottom line is I've been there and done that. That's the whole enchilada.

You're either with me or against me. Clichés are too much of a good thing. The handwriting is on the wall. We can make this a win-win situation. While many sayings are well intended, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

I'm not suggesting we put all our eggs in one basket. I'm saying do as I say, not as I do. I'm saying run it up the flag pole and see who salutes it.

This isn't rocket science. Do you hear what I'm saying?

Without a doubt, overused terms burst my bubble when I read or hear them. For the life of me, when I touch base with someone, when I reach out to someone, I expect something more than old school sayings twenty-four seven.

Maybe this is a wide spot in the road. Candidates are lining up to run for office this election year. They're their own man. Or their own woman. They have a clear vision of the future. They run on their record. Or against the other person's record. They won't back down from the special interests.

Election polls don't mean much. Except when they do. The only poll that counts is the one on election day.

If you're in a hole, the first rule is - stop digging. I've dug this hole deeply enough. Will my furtive plea do any good? Time will tell.


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