Saturday, July 09, 2011

July 9 - International Cliché Day

We all are painfully aware of
Clichés. Why, I typed in the word "DAY" to this Cliché finder, and these are just some of what it came up with.

save for a rainy day, salad days, red-letter day, plain as day, nine-day wonder, month of Sundays, Monday-morning quarterback, honest as the day is long, here today and gone tomorrow, have a field day, first saw the light of day, his days are numbered, I wasn't born yesterday, all in a day's work, houseguests and fish stink after three days, wound up tighter than an eight day clock, two days older than dirt, today is the first day of the rest of your life, midnight is where the day begins, tomorrow is another day, one day I will wake up, and it will all fit together, give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, feed him for life, eight days a week, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a day late and a dollar short, make my day! every dog has his day, at the end of the day, Dog day afternoon, if you expect to soar with the eagles during the day, you can't hoot with the owls at night, day in and day out, today is the first day of the rest of your life, if ifs and buts where candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas, in a week or ten days, hair today - gone tomarrow, don't give up your day job, Make My Day! in this day and age, mama said there would be days like this, counting the days, Rome wasn't built in a day, Even a broken watch is correct twice a day. bad hair day, Another day, another dollar! That will be the day when I die, the good old days

Clichés are often used because people are too lazy to aptly describe what's going on. Or they are too lazy to come up with anything else. We are not like that, are we?

But every once in a while it wouldn't be so bad to revel in
Clichés, would it? And since there's no time like the present, I declare July 9 to be International Cliché Day. All day long annoy everyone around you by speaking in nothing but Clichés. It'll be fun! You can give out Clichés 'til the cows come home, while eventually the chickens will come home to roost, when the cat's away the mice will play!

In the Comments tell the best Cliché you used today, or your favorite and least favorite Cliché ever. Or, tell about the Cliché that some relative always uses. (Sadly, half the ones above I've heard more than once growing up.)

Enjoy, for these are the (International) Days of our Lives.

{The picture is legitimate, as it is a picture of Karen Cliche. Respect the loophole!}


RC said...

keep up the good work...

a stitch in time saves nine.

--RC of

Tracy Lynn said...

Que sera, sera.

'Jax said...

Favorite: 'What a beautiful/happy baby'. Because no matter how many times you hear it, it always feels good when its your little guy or girl being admired.

Least favorite: 'At the end of the day...', which translates roughly from Politician as 'after all the crap we have to put you through...'

Most amusing: Five cop cars parked outside a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop.

Least amusing: Rednecks in pick-up trucks with Confederate flags across the back window yelling, 'yee-haw'. Also, rabid Christians screaming for a complete boycott of any Hollywood movie deemed inauthentic or objectionable, followed by a complete doctrinal endorsement and canonization of any Hollywood movie found to be suitably sympathetic (or at least suitably graphic).

tiff said...

"meanwhile, back at the ranch..." = ick.

"you are what you eat" = I should be clucking by now.

"make mine a double" = my personal favorite.

"the early bird catches the worm" = one more reason to sleep in.

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lost goddess said...

Damn I missed a good day here , Oh well, another day, another dollar.