Cliches: The Language Issue As Old As Dust (To Use A Cliche)04:52

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Is there a difference between hail the size of a grapefruit and hail the size of a softball? Yes, and at NPR, these are the questions that Mark Memmott, supervising senior editor of standards and practices, thinks about. He speaks with Here & Now host Robin Young about NPR’s efforts to keep speech sharp.

We want to hear your least favorite cliches. What are the ones that just drive you up a wall? Tell us on Facebook or in the comments below.


This segment aired on April 13, 2016.

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