The Best-Kept Secret of Clichés: How to Upgrade Our Uses and Abolish Our Abuses of Language | Brain Pickings

Journalists are required to produce verbiage hastily most of the time. While their work is typically edited, it is not edited for clichés because cliché is a substantial part of the code of journalism, and consumers of journalism accept conventional and stereotyped ways of expressing ideas, whether consciously or unconsciously, as part of the diet.

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