Posts Tagged ‘cliches’

TOI is a haven for extraordinary writing but today they have surpassed themselves. Have a look at this piece, titled “Have a heart.” It begins:

Manmohan Singh’s sternest critics will not deny that the prime minister is, if nothing else, all heart. And, regrettably, that heart is in trouble.

What eloquence, what depth of feeling. I wish I could write with half as much heart.

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I completely agree with Jesse Walker who says,

Could we retire the phrase “the race card” already? It rivals only “throw [X] under the bus” as the most annoying cliché of the year.

This election season has been especially awesome for cliche-lovers, and tiring for the rest of us. Its all part of the same old politics, and displays a total disrespect for change we can believe in. Also this obsessions with bounces and statistical ties is highly disconcerting. Lets start talking about some real issues instead of figuring out who is ready to lead and who are the ones we have been waiting for.

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