The Washington Post’s Outlook section has reached a watershed in compiling journalistic clichés.
— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) February 27, 2014
There are some good ones on the list, literary mines that the Erik Wemple Blog itself attempts to avoid. Like:
The narrative (unless referring to a style of writing)
Needless to say (then don’t say it)
And some head-scratchers. Like:
Totally legitimate verb.
Reading through the list, though, confers a sense of professional self-loathing. As in, how can one industry inflict so much pain?