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10 Tired TV Clichés That Need to Die

These tropes are so overused, they're not funny anymore

(Newser) - If you're tired of hearing sitcom characters joke that they just threw up in their mouths or ironically comment, "That went well," after something decidedly didn't, you're not alone. On Vulture , Margaret Lyons lists 10 overused TV situations and lines she'd be happy to... More »

10 Worst Office Phrases

There's always something better to say than gross, redundant cliches

(Newser) - Frances Cole Jones has had just about enough of certain phrases at the office, he writes for CNN. Some are cliches, some are needlessly gross, and some use just plain bad grammar:
  • "Pick your brain."
  • "Throw it against the wall and see what sticks."
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Most Enjoyable Film Clichés

From the 'big speech' to the winning underdog, these tropes tickle

(Newser) - Sometimes clichés can ruin a movie. But for some Onion AV Club writers, a good one can't be beat. A sampling:
  • "The big speech scene": The idea that we can all be "eloquent enough to meet the demands of any moment, like Al Pacino in Scent of
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