NEW YORK CITY ARCHIVES

The Most Cliched Current Expression! Make It Stop!

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The only good thing about this particular cliché is that it’s wiped away all the old ones, like:

“My bad”

“It’s all good”

“Narrative”

“Journey”

“Epic fail”

“Love your hair, hope you win”

And …

“Winning!”

But still, if I ever hear this one more time, I will rip my nipples off!

I’m talking about …

Rock star!”

As in, “You’re such a rock star!”

Or “Jon Cryer’s a rock star!”

Or just (out of nowhere, apropos of nothing), “Rock star!”

Like most real rock stars, this term, I pray, will fall to its death from a hotel window.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 18, 2011

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