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(Updated on 10/06/2013)


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Search engine :

  • CLICHE FINDER - Searching for just the right cliche to use? (westegg.com)
    " Enter any words in the textbox and the search engine will return any cliches which use that phrase.


Lists :


  • Clichés (plainenglish.co.uk)
    'Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.' (George Orwell)
  • The Book of Clichés "lists phrases to say in times of trouble in a number of categories." (utopia.knoware.nl)

For when you feel really bad
For when you are waiting, just waiting for something to happen
For when you are looking for something and you don't know for what
For when you are looking for truth
For when you can not make a decision
For when there is too much work
For when life is hard
For when someone broke your heart
For when you feel like a loser
For when you think you are ugly
For when you are in pain
For when you feel lonely
For when you are afraid
For when you have done something really stupid
For when something terrible has happened to you
For when you are trying very hard and not having any success
For when you have to say goodbye
For when you are dead
Clichés on clichés

INTERACTIVE activities :

  • The Dialectizer - (rinkworks.com)
    "Convert English text to any of several comic dialects." :
    Redneck, Jive, Cockney, Elmer Fudd, Swedish Chef, Moron, Pig Latin, or Hacker

  • Oh No! Not More Cliches - 10 questions (funtrivia.com)
    "Back with some more clichés - So put "your nose to the grindstone", "your shoulder to the wheel" and "your best foot forward", and see if you can complete this quiz in that strange position. Have fun! Contains some US, and some British usage."


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