Friday, 11 January 2013

Stale Ways and Old Clichés


This tweet from@oxfordwords 11th Jan 13
gave me a Ropey idea:
In support of ridding our language of tired Clichés

SUCH AS: at the end of the day . back on track . the fact of the matter . few and far between
a level playing field . in this day and age . 
to all intents and purposes . when all’s said and done . in the final analysis. 
. come full circle . par for the course .  think outside the box .avoid someone or something like the plague . in the current climate 
. mass exodus .at this moment in time . the path of least resistance .  a baptism of fire .in any way, shape, or form . fit for purpose



Here I am back on track
fit for purpose rhyme
to all intents and purposes

at this moment here in time


The fact of the matter surely is
they are few and far between
yet in any way, shape, or form
they seem to sum up where I’ve been


My words have come full circle
as when all’s said and done
I take the path of least resistance
as though mass exodus was fun


So in the current climate
as I think outside the box

avoiding something’s like the plague

I must have caught the verbal pox


I find a level playing field
par for the course and me

in this day and age of limitations

Cliché may be the death of me


Then in the final analysis
trying not to be contrary
I’ll find much more variety
inside my Oxford Dictionary

Never mind I’m learning fast
it’s my baptism of fire

at the end of the day I had my say

and took it to the wire

Clichéd Pearls of Wisdom


2 comments:

  1. Blue sky thinking there Ropey! We were on cloud nine reading this one.Great work. Nobby

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