Small Public Service Announcement

Over at a different web site, I’ve just read another usage of “a perfect storm,” and my teeth ground. Sebastian Junger’s book of the same name is a terrific book, a moving story carefully reported and well told. But the title has become a cliche. I hereby resolve never to use it at Fistful of Euros.

Likewise, the post below will be my last reference to the curious incident of the dog that did not bark in the night.

As far as I can remember, I have never written anything like “Americans are from Mars; Europeans are from Venus.” I pledge that I never will.

If you care to add to my (perhaps our) list of banned cliches, please do not hesitate to leave a comment.

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About Doug Merrill

Freelance journalist based in Tbilisi, following stints in Atlanta, Budapest, Munich, Warsaw and Washington. Worked for a German think tank, discovered it was incompatible with repaying US student loans. Spent two years in financial markets. Bicycled from Vilnius to Tallinn. Climbed highest mountains in two Alpine countries (the easy ones, though). American center-left, with strong yellow dog tendencies. Arrived in the Caucasus two weeks before its latest war.

6 thoughts on “Small Public Service Announcement

  1. A “Fistful of Dollars”. I promise to leave that one alone. I’ll put it into a time capsule and when it’s opened, a child will ask her father, an Economics professor at Pula U., “Dad? What’s a Dollar?”.
    Or so it may go.

  2. A little off topic:

    I could not care less.

    I hate the fact, that this seldom used phrase, suddenly became popular about about 10 years ago, when some higher up first said it incorrectly, and everyone began showing off their unique and knew understanding of the old phrase.

    This mass stupidity, inability to not understand the word NOT, cow like tendancy …

    ah, fahget about’it!

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