Sunday Morning Trivia – cliché..

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A cliché or cliché, is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning, or effect, and even, to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.

In phraseology, the term has taken on a more technical meaning, referring to an expression imposed by conventionalized linguistic usage. The term is frequently used in modern culture for an action or idea that is expected or predictable, based on a prior event.

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Typically pejorative, “clichés” are not always false or inaccurate; a cliché may or may not be true.

Some are stereotypes, …

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Like cops eating doughnuts, ..or

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(Marilyn Monroe).

but then, ..some are actually truisms and factual.

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Clichés often are employed for comic effect, typically in fiction.

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Like announcing that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is valid…

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..pretty much the same with his attendance at Columbia University where according to a classmate. “Wayne Allyn Root; …

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 (Wayne Allyn Root).

“Obama may have been registered at Columbia, may have graduated from Columbia, but he was rarely (if ever) seen for the two years in-between. It’s a strange, mysterious and frightening story.”


Maybe it was at a time when Barack was shy, ..before he discovered his capacity for eloquent public oratory?


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Most phrases now considered clichéd originally were regarded as striking, but have lost their force through overuse.

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In this connection, David Mason and John Frederick Nims cite a particularly harsh judgment by Salvador Dalí: …

“The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; ..the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.”

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Gérard de Nerval

In making this statement, Dalí was appropriating the words of French poet Gérard de Nerval: ..and/or, the original…

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A cliché is often a vivid depiction of an abstraction that relies upon analogy or exaggeration for effect, often drawn from everyday experience. Used sparingly, they may succeed, however, the use of a cliché in writing, speech, or argument is generally considered a mark of inexperience or a lack of originality.

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To which of course, ..I take (fervent exception), without repetition, (220 Million to 350 Million) human beings would still be troglodytes…

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(A troglodyte).

According to Webster: “trog·lo·dyte,”(in context) A member of a prehistoric race of people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; out of date, or brutish.

According to Webster: “brut·ish,” Crude in manner; Rough; uncivilized.

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 (Indigenous people). 

Because currently, 250,000,000 to 350,000,000 citizens of the earth are indeed still considered to be (troglodytes), or more commonly known as indigenous people.

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Indigenous peoples are peoples defined in international or national legislation as having a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and their cultural or historical distinctiveness from other populations that are often politically dominant.

The concept of indigenous peoples defines these groups as particularly vulnerable to exploitation, marginalization and oppression by nation states that may still be formed from the colonising populations, or by politically dominant ethnic groups.

As a result, a special set of protections and political rights in accordance with international law have been set forth by a number of…

(in my personal opinion) – (agenda driven) organizations such as the United Nations, the International Labour Organization and the World Bank.

The United Nations have issued a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to.. (guide member-state) ..”national policies” to collective rights of indigenous peoples – such as culture, identity, language, and access to employment, health, education, and natural resources.

Although no definitive definition of “indigenous peoples” exists, estimates put the total population of post-colonial indigenous peoples who seek, (or more correctly – are force fed the policies of dominating organizations) – “theoretically” human rights and discrimination redress for the 220 to 350 million such categorized.

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Question: Is hope and change viewed the same by everyone?

Which of course, (at least in my opinion), is a question that would be answered differently by each individual asked…

So let’s ask someone, about Jenny?

(Jenny at the head of the Class). 

By Jenny’s analysis, (at least in my opinion) conservative Americans will suffer…

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Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow


Crusader Rabbit…

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