Archive for July, 2011

Spinspeak alert: Additions to the Fancy Cliché Dustbin

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Few verbalisms get moth-eaten faster than the self-proclaimed
congratulatory phrase.

Here are two:

Smartest person in the room = This once was Thomas Jefferson.
Now it’s someone who sits around looking superior while saying NOTHING of detailed
substance.

Only adult in the room = Maybe George Washington or Benjamin
Franklin, not the guy with the smartass smirk who waits to agree to whatever is
agreed.