Top 10 clichés that make me throw up

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Model: a catwalking strutting zombie-lookalike

Do you hate clichés as much as I do? Here are my top ten favorites in reverse puke-making order, and why.

#10 – Model 
No, not a glued-up plastic toy airplane or even a catwalking strutting zombie-lookalike, but a way of doing or structuring business. It’s not a bad analogy, really, because it provides a reasonable description of what it means without being a fannying euphemism for something a lot more evil. Predecessors include: blueprint, method, structure, setup. Also “model” as a verb – means to copy. Why? See “channel.” [Read more…]