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Stephen King names his most hated expressions.

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Stephen King names his most hated expressions.

This post was last modified: 17 Sep 2014 05:09 PM by DavidHaynes.
I saw this thread on another forum and thought it might be of interest. As a Stephen King fan I found the full interview very good.

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RE: Stephen King names his most hated expressions.

I saw a TV interview with him some months ago now and it was very interesting. Thanks for the link, David. Thumbs Up
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RE: Stephen King names his most hated expressions.

Thanks David, an interesting article. I count myself as an SK fan, but find a lot of this talk a bit pompous.

I don't see anything wrong with 'at the end of the day' and many other phrases like it. It's part of language to embellish and use words which are logically superfluous to enhance or subtly change the meaning. And it's a bit rich coming from someone who can spend five pages describing a smile or the way someone limps. A lot of SK books could be seriously culled in length without detriment.

The things that really annoy me are the 'clearly wrongs' such as how something is 'literally mind-blowing' or how a film or how a meal is 'literally rubbish'.

And is it only me that finds that most things that are 'cool' turn out to be fashionable but in essence a bit sh*t?
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