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Clichés: Avoid Them Like The Plague Hardcover – 6 Sep 2012

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843174863
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843174868
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 2.2 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 518,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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They're the everyday phrases that we all love to hate - and all love to use. Author Nigel Fountain cuts to the chase and tells us what they really mean (Mail on Sunday)

Guides the reader through the origins, histories and meanings of cliches in every form (The Oldie)

About the Author

Nigel Fountain is a writer, broadcaster and journalist who has written for many publications, including The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The New Statesman, The Oldie, the London Evening Standard, the New York Soho Weekly News, History Today, New Society, Oz magazine and Time Out. His documentary work for Radio 4 and BBC2 has ranged from style magazines and the history of thrillers to dance halls and the events of 1968. He was a commissioning obituaries editor on The Guardian for many years, and co-editor of City Limits magazine. His books include: Days Like These (a novel); two volumes from the 'Voices From the Twentieth Century' series, Women at War and The Battle of Britain and the Blitz; Underground: The London Alternative Press 1966-74; Lost Empires: The Phenomenon of Theatres Past, Present And Future; and the award-winning WWII: The People's Story. He read Politics at York University.


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To be perfectly honest,at the end of the day,when all is said and done I enjoyed this book.I thought it was going to be comprehensive a list of cliches but its more of a history of a few of the more popular ones.It certainly pulled the wool over my eyes.It just shows you not to jump to conclusions.Having said that with the best will in the world its still worth a punt.Its certainly better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!
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Just where would we all be without using or hearing others use cliches? They can be the seen as the colour that is used to enhance areas of an otherwise monochrome word image or the connection to a presentation that immediately communicates with the reader or listener. This is not to encourage their use in factual and objective reports or scientific journals but they can have a very effective contribution to make when used to communicate opinion or view. They can also tell the audience rather more about the author than might at first be apparent. A lovely little book, and such fun.
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I couldn't decide if the book is aimed at an American audience or us. It seemed an unhappy mix of both cultures.
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Very interesting and informative little book which is a great source of pleasure for a browse.thats all I can think of to fill the space demanded of me.
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