Cliches are like so five minutes ago

For crying out loud, put a cork in it and listen up! Cliches have become second nature to many Americans and are definitely over the top. As humans we just need to face to the music and accept the fact that we are too used to using a cliche when we talk. Web-sites are posting more then 3300 different types of cliches used today.

Many kids and adults are being told that practice make perfect. How is this possible when no one is perfect? Is there any point of practicing? It should be stated that practice improves one’s performance and confidence. Trying to be perfect is overrated and too boring.

Now what about this cliche ‘Quicker then a New York minute.’ There’s no difference between a New York minute and a California minute. Yes, New York is the city that never sleeps but that doesn’t mean they are faster in time.

Movies are a great example of cliches. Most movies have a cliche as the subject or theme of the movie. For example, Shallow Hal uses the cliches ‘Beauty is only skin deep’ and ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ Everyone has a different opinion of what is beautiful. Too many models and celebrities set negative examples of what beautiful is. It is impossible to look like them unless you have a stylist, personal trainer and great Photoshop guru.

‘Blinded by glitter in the almighty dollar.’ This is the cliche that set up the mood for the movie Vegas Vacation. The hopeful head to Vegas hoping to win big, only to lose all. Blinded by glitter is more than all the lights and excitement of playing at the tables. It also refers to be being blinded by the glitter of money. Too bad that winning in Vegas is more a matter of lluck that reason and winning big is usually winning a bucket of nickels at the five-cent slots.

Have you ever felt like the person you were talking to wasn’t listening? This is where the cliche ‘Am I talking to a brick wall’ came about. A brick wall won’t listen to you nor will the brick wall respond to you. When people seem to not be listening, it becomes very frustrating and annoying.

After so many cliches being created, it becomes difficult to not use a couple throughout the day. Here’s a challenge for a day, do not use one cliche. It’ll be a piece of cake.

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