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:

  1. 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.

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  2. hoppy, malty, IBUs, on stream, awesome

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

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  4. 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?

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

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  6. 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 ;)

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  7. 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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