Clichés are easy to avoid.


Tom Garrett 4 years, 1 month ago

If you go over to GCC and sign up for a writing class you'll be asked to avoid using clichés as much as possible.

Suppose, for example, you were invited to a friend's house for Christmas dinner and you had to carve the turkey because he had hurt his hand and didn't want anyone to know about it, including you. Look at how nicely you could address the subject in a truly elegant and original note.

Hi Tom,

You must have a heart as big as Texas to have put on that feed. Each entré was a dish fit for the gods. It was a privilege and a pleasure to be asked to carve the turkey. I know I looked like a fish out of water, my face was as red as a beet, and I was all thumbs and as slow as a snail, but it was a labor of love. I felt as weak as a kitten as I carved, but also as proud as a peacock. To be honest with you, it didn't come as a bolt out of the blue when you asked me to carve the turkey. A little bird told me you had hurt your hand, and you know what they say, a friend in need is a friend indeed.


See? It's never too late to learn. :-)


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