That title is a phrase that was coined by the former owner and editor of our local newspaper. It was the title of an editorial he made probably four times a year. It was a collection of tired phrases or words that were over used terribly and he was sick of hearing them. I feel the same way about some of them and I'm afraid I am about to do a rant about them.
Fortunately for my unwary friends, I can only think of a few just now but please..allow me to mention them.
The first thing that makes me want to stuff a sock in the mouth of any announcer, TV personality, the usual parade of so-called celebrities who stink up the airwaves each day...even strangers standing in line next to you talking on their phones etc. is hearing that SO over used phrase "at the end of the day." S-T-O-P! Q-U-I-T!! CEASE!
Then there is the incessant over use of the phrase "Good Morning to you!" on ABC's morning, evening and in between shows. Here we are perhaps with some awful happening somewhere in the world and even that "coverage" starts with a perky sprightly " Good MORNING to you------" (whomever you are) and of course, the requisite wait while the reporter out in the field or sitting across from them replies with an equally sprightly and smarmy " Good MORNING!" STOP! Don't keep saying that! Get over it. Get on with the so-called news. Quit with the puerile fake greetings. (I don't watch ABC news any longer. Not balanced at all in reporting.)
Then there is the word "fail" Find another word, will you TV folks? "Epic Fail" is even more tiresome after hearing or reading it in dozens of ways each day. Find another way to describe something not done. Look for synonyms. Get a thesaurus! Find another word for "fail". Please.
Lastly there is the wanna-be word "physicality" on the sports channels or sports portions of your newscast. Um...physicality? How did that become a word in the dictionary as it actually is, or perhaps in an etymology book? But..no one died and made me Queen after all. Instead, can you say someone is in good shape..excellent shape perhaps and able to perform physical game maneuvers well instead, O sportscasters? Please stop over-using that word.
Just griping. My blog, my gripe. :-)