Cliche Facts

Cliche is something that has been repeatdly used to the point of losing original meaning. The word “cliche” comes from the days of moveable type, where each letter had to be set by hand into a framework before printing. Commonly-used phrases were kept, pre-set in clamps so they could be regularly used without having to reset all the letters individually each time. The clamp that keeps letters together to form these oft-used sentences or phrases is called a cliche. Some of the popular cliche’s include:rnrnGood things come to those who wait.rnrnBoy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl back. The End.rnrnA penny saved is a penny earned.rnrnThere’s plenty more fish in the sea.rnrnYou can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

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