- “The Kids today just aren’t as smart as they used to be.” Yeah right. If you believe that, then you’ve forgotten what it was like when you were a student. It’s such an overused phrase – I’m sure people have been saying that since the cavemen learned to speak.
- “At the end of the day…” We all know that is a figurative saying. But the end of one person’s day is the middle of another’s. I imagine a conservative and liberal saying “at the end of the day” and maybe they will both be right as the pendulum swings back and forth. Overused. I hear everyone saying it WAY too much. From now on, I'm going to play dumb and take it literally every time I hear this. "Really? Tomorrow?" Maybe if enough people play dumb then this hackneyed saying will die.
- “World Class.” The county where I work offers a “World Class Education.” Then I went to GMU where they offer a “World Class Education.” Who started it, Prince William County School District or George Mason University? Perhaps neither because I also heard a “World Class Radio Station” and a “World Class Bakery.” Google “World Class” and you get: coaching, gymnastics, driving, ink, beverages, paints, organization, etc
- “Signature.” A restaurant’s menu claims: that’s our “signature” dish. There are “signature” foods at supermarkets. It’s just as bad as “World Class” when it comes to companies using it as a slogan. Come up with something more original.
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