Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cliche watch: Words still matter

A December 30, 2008 editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The National Conference of Editorial Writers — a group of savants whose erudition is matched only by their comeliness — recently engaged in a bout of self-examination. The topic: words and phrases that have outlived their usefulness or that weren't all that useful in the first place.

How about the phrase "outlived their usefulness"?

(via M.Z. Hemingway at Get Religion)

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