Cliches

Decoding Dumb Clichés People Post on Dating Profiles

The Guyliner | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Your dating profile - or the bio on whichever app your fingers are getting busy with - is your storefront, your prime advertising space. Sure, a picture tells a thousand words, but as anyone who's spent more than a minute in the company of a boyband can tell you, hot looks are no guarantee of a great brain or a good time.

Twenty-Seven Annoying Sayings and Phrases in One Article

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

If you are like me you'll hate clichés, annoying repetitive sayings and phrases. We can't hide from them as they are everywhere we look and everywhere we turn. The only way to combat them is to fight back, and with vengeance.

The Deadly Sins of Corporate Communications - and How You Can Avoid Them

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
Lynn Shepherd

It really is possible to produce corporate communications that actually communicate. It's not easy, and you'll be caught between the irresistible force of 'we've always done it this way', and the immoveable object of fifteen rounds of tedious approvals that will slowly bleach out any interest or readability your bold first draft might once have had.

What's The Most Irritating Management-Speak Phrase?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Office workers are fighting back against the scourge of "management-speak", dubbing the very phrases intended to lubricate colleague relations a "poin...

WATCH: 'There Are Two Kinds Of People In This World...'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Comedy

As the film-lovers among you are doubtless already aware, there are two kinds of people in this world. However, there appears to be some disagreem...

WATCH: Every Time Anyone In Film Has Said, 'You Just Don't Get It, Do You?'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Comedy

'Bottoms Up Productions' are the guys behind such jaw-dropping pop culture supercuts as 'Glove, Actually' (a montage of slaps in the movies), 'Glove, ...

Relationship Clichés Translated

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Cernik

No matter how gargantuan a woman's backside becomes, when she asks for an opinion on its size, you always tell her it's small. If it's abundantly clear her body mass index is teetering towards the 'morbidly obese/death by coronary' line, you might throw in adjectives like 'curvy' or 'cuddly'.

Riveting, Triumphant Video Lampoons Book Review Cliches

Posted 21.04.2012 | Home

There’s an old adage that says: ‘those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach’. Well, in the world of literary criticism, it can some time see...

10 Comedy Tropes To Be Outlawed in 2012

Dale Shaw | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

Comedy is all about recognition. Michael McIntyre points out one of life's foibles. You recognise said foible, then chuckle lightly and die a little on the inside. But there is a thin, unfunny line between highlighting some hilarious, unearthed observation and lazily trotting out a creaky comedy cliché that was hackneyed when first used on Round the Horne.

Rules are rules are rules

Alex Hawley | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Alex Hawley

The 13th world athletics championships have recently finished. As anyone who was watching August now knows the biggest talking point was the run that never happened.

Glee Guilty Of 'Dangerous Stereotyping'? Don't Make Me Laugh!

Ashley Fryer | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Fryer

Glee has gone all out to ensure that as many minorities as possible are represented. I admit that it is not a perfect show, but it is doing a lot for young people. It is incredibly popular, and if that popularity can be harnessed into doing some good for the LGBT community, I am all for it.