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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Clichés in the Indian media

I've written before, in my piece "Dialect of a cricket writer," about how cricket writers in India use too many clichés in their writing. Well, that's true of Indian journalists across subjects, and is a sign of the poor editorial standards of Indian newspapers. Click on the image below to see a graph, prepared by Factiva, of the top 20 clichés used in the Indian media:

I suppose in the context of India Uncut, usages such as "Immense joy explodes" could be considered clichés. But it is one that provides pleasure, at least to me if not to you, and I shall not cease and desist. Cacophonous clichés clash cantankerously.
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