Went to “Print by Print” at the BMA today and got all into the emboss on this Lichtenstein print. (First photo is not by me)
Blimp blimp blimp!
I love this so much.
What it means:
A trite and overused phrase. Like “A dark and stormy night” or “Time heals all wounds” or “Did you drink all my nail polisher remover?”
What the hell is it supposed to sound like?
The forging of a metal printing press plate.
The word “cliche” doesn’t derive from any Latin word or even any prior French word. Actually, as legend has it, a group of printers back in 1800s France got the idea to save time by forging common phrases onto a single plate instead of writing out every line of text word-by-word. In English, these plates are referred to as stereotypes.
So when you utter a cliche, you’re saying something that is so unoriginal that there’s actually a prepared mold to represent it. And when you unjustly “stereotype” a person or race, what you’re really doing is “forging them onto a French printing press plate.” You monster.”
I’m kinda surprised nobody has told me this before.