Cliché – The Teacher’s Friend

Cliché – The Teacher’s Friend
As a writer I try to avoid cliché wherever possible, to the point of paranoia. But, in planning a creative writing workshop*, I realised that, from the perspective of a language student, cliché is the best thing that can happen for their English.  So maybe we should be teaching as many of them as we can cram in.

It’s an interesting paradox that a native speaker who wishes to show wizardry in mastering their language, the more original they want to make their utterances. Russell Brand is a genius at sculpting language,  as

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