Monday, 30 April 2012

Beer-writing cliches

Ok, I'm not a great writer. I know that. Every time I click send or publish, minutes later, prompted by newly-spotted clunkers, forehead-slapping ensues.

I reassure myself with the reminder that I'm probably a better reader than writer.

Today I read a blogpost by an author who shall remain unidentified. He is a self-declared "creative writer". As a "creative writer" he should be ashamed of himself for using the exhausted boxing metaphor "weighing in at" when describing a beer's strength. It is time the phrase was retired. Or banned with a punishment of ten years consumption of Fosters for its use.

Which words and phrases would you ban from beer writing?




 











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8 comments:

The Beer Nut said...

I'm very very guilty of "Weighing in at", m'lud. Often followed by "a hefty", which should carry a worse sentence than Fosters. Eve, maybe, or Animée.

Adrian Tierney-Jones said...

hoppy, malty, IBUs, on stream, awesome

Jeff Pickthall said...

Blimey, I'd forgotten about "a hefty". That's double bad.

Mark, Real-Ale-Reviews.com said...

Ban all the ones I'm guilty of (hoppy, malty, fruity, tropical, 'big IPA') before I use any of them again!

Whilst we're doing it, can we send 'reaching out' to the business cliché Room 101 as well please?

Cooking Lager said...

Use of the word "awesome" ought to carry the penalty of 1 years mandatory attendance at CAMRA branch meetings.

Glyn Roberts said...

As a self declared SHIT writer, please don't ban these terms, i'm not nearly intelligent enough to come up with new ones! Awesomely yours. RBF ;)

Barry Masterson said...

Also guilty. Perhaps the bigger crime, in this case, is describing yourself as a creative writer? For the rest of us, cliches are important tools (as per Glyn's comment!) :D

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