Tuesday, November 29, 2005

All Cliches Must Die

Attention Online Daters of America: Cliches are the worst of the worst. They are sins whose names we dare not speak. They are our own worst enemies, our fair-weather friends who seem to comfort until they stab us in the back, the traitors. They are the evil that lives after us. They are the bane of our existence, as they strip us of personality and individuality until we are insipid and undistinctive, people who love to laugh, who work hard and play hard, and whose family is very important to us. We must rid ourselves of these evildoers, because if they give us enough rope, we will surely hang ourselves. I know what you're thinking: "Esther, I'm no professional writer...how do I know if I'm using a cliche?" Don't worry, boys and girls. Clichefinder is here. Type in a word and it will generate a list of cliches using that word. If it shows up on the site, it shouldn't show up in your profile. Of course, nothing's set in stone when it comes to using Clichefinder. But well-begun is half done. And if you find yourself spinning your wheels, stuck between a rock and a hard place for language, and you suspect you might have inadvertently used a cliche, feel free to ask me. I'll give you a piece of my mind (if I can spare it).

6 comments:

Needsabetterjob said...

u wanna know whats funny? Have u ever read a book or story that was driving you crazy w/ laughter on the train or bus, you tried but could not control the hysterics. i have such a book as that.

Anonymous said...

The loudest a book ever made me laugh out loud was when I picked up Woody Allen's "Without Feathers" in a bookstore.

Are there really Jewish girls who just wanna have fun (like Cindy Lauper) and are up for ANYTHING ? I wanna meet them. For a Blockbuster night on the couch or to paint the town, in jeans or a little black dress.

Mike said...

I work hard and play hard. I like to go out but I also like to stay in and watch a movie on the couch.

annabel lee said...

I so thought this post would contain a plug for your work at e-cyrano...

Nice Jewish Guy said...

Cliches? They should call it JCliche`.

Let's see..

"Love Enjoying All The City Has To Offer",

"Being a great aunt to my neices and nephews"

"candlelit dinner, walk on the beach"

I'm going to keep an eye out for the Frumster cliches, like "someone who wants a Torahdik home and is Kovea Itim".

Needsabetterjob said...

well the little site is very sparse.

It's also not that entertaining to read through.

She wants others to do all the work, that's cool, I'm the same way.

It's like starting a site that will show pictures of passionate kissing. Yeah you post yours now.