A website tracking the frequency with which journalists use certain cliches has been set up with the aim of improving journalism.
Killthecliche.com, which currently tracks five US newspapers and the Financial Times, aims to show ‘how smart data analysis can help us improve media’ – so this is more than a naming and shaming exercise.
The site currently has 167 cliches in its database, which it scours the feeds of the newspapers for.
According to the results, insurgent is the all time top cliche used, while amid tops the polls for today’s and the week’s most overused word.
The journalists behind the cliches are also ranked, as are the papers – the Boston Globe is currently coming out worst.
Please submit your most cliche-ridden sentences below and let’s get this post on the chart!