Thursday, October 06, 2005

The 100 Worst News “Groaners”

I hate it when newspeople just dip into the bucket of terms they tend to use and just throw them out there. It creates poor news stories.

A “groaner” is a hackneyed, overblown, stuffy or just plain silly cliché that turns up time after time in news scripts. Groaners show laziness on the part of writers, disrespect for the folks watching, and a general contempt for lively English.

Here are some of the worst offenders. You’ll recognize them immediately...


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