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.