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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:12 pm

TOP TWENTY CLICHES

Context - 676 million
Marketplace - 590 million
Concerns - 528 million
Prior to - 589 million
Real time - 524 million
Functionality - 486 million
Facilitate (ing) communications 417 million
Empire, imperialism, or imperial - 402 million
Embedded - 386 million
In accordance with - 365 million
Collaborative 342 million
Next generation - 302 million
Sustainable - 277 million
Best practices - 275 million
F^&%, f^*&$%@ - 253 million
Robust - 252 millionn
Support services - 205 million
State of the art 193 million
Inappropriate - 190 million
World class - 188 million

OVER 1 MILLION

Leverage -167 million
Cutting edge - 157 million
Mission statement - 156 million
Strategic planning [plan] 156 million
S#$% (another word for poop) - 151 million
24/7 - 143 million
Send[s] -Sending a message - 127 million
Mandate 114 million
Guru - 105 million
On the ground
Bottom line - 94 million
Proactive - 92 million
Teamwork, team building, or team player 91 million
Business model(s) 88 million
Policies and procedures - 84 million
Entrepreneur - 87 million
Credibility- 84 million
Supportive - 82 million
Sustainable development 78 million
On the ground - 75 million
On a daily (weekly, monthly) basis - 71 million
Move on - 69 milllion
Civil society - 65 million
Unprecedented - 62,000,000
Synergy - 59 million
Rant - 58 million
Period of time - 56,100,000
Meme - 53 million
In the wake of - 53 million
Freaking or freakin' 52 million
All new - 51.4 up 42 million
Empower(ing) - 50,900,000
Top notch - 39 million
Tweak - 37 million
Makeover - 36 million
Faith based - 34 million
Blogosphere - 34 million
Footprint - 34 million
Free trade - 38 million
Out of the box - 34 million
Chatter - 33 million
Free market(s) - 33 million
Big time - 32 million
Moving forward - 31 million
Vortex - 29 million
Point in time - 30 million
At the end of the day - 27 million
Reinvent or reinventing - 26 million
No choice - 26 million
Erectile dysfunction 20 million
Back in the day - 12 million; back in the days - 3 million
Post 9/11 10 million
American dream - 9.1 million
No child left behind -8.9 million
Win win - 8,5 million
Up to speed - 8.6 million, up 1.6 million
Nuanced or nuance 8.3 million
Much, much more - 8,2 million
On the same page 8 million
Downsize (d) (ing) - 7.9 million
Get down- 7.7 million
Around the clock - 7 million
Partner with us - 6.9 million
Going forward - 6,9 million
Law and order - 6,7 million
Earmark 6 million
Exit strategy
Skill set(s) - 4,100,000
Homeland security [without 'department'] - 3,500,000 up 1,500,000
Road map - 3,700,000 UP 2,500,000
Peak oil - 1.9 million
Safe and effective - 1,800,000
Opine - 1,800, 000
Sooner rather than later - 1,600,000
Wake up call - 1,600,000
Conspiracy theory (theories) 1,500,000
Gone missing, 1,500,000
School community - 1,400,000
Show stopper - 1 million

LESS THAN 1 MILLION

Mixed bag
Kerfuffle
Mastermind
Credible - 927,000
Core values - 878,000
Welcome your feedback - 872,000
Be confident - 836,000
Reality check - 807,000
Douche bag
Smoking gun - 783,000 UP 200,000
Partnering - 778, 000
Closure (with death) - 757,000
As a matter of fact - 735,000
Prioritize - 700,000 down 1,000,000
Failure to comply - 679,000
Free world - 667,000 DOWN 300,000
Go for it - 638,00 DOWN 300,000
Between the lines - 523,000
Culture war or culture wars - 719,000
You're fired - down 3.3 million

LESS THAN 500,000

Tipping point
Fair and balanced
Went or gone missing
Tantamount to
Nuance(d) [down over 500,000]
New world order - down over 400,000
Silver bullet - 497,000
Having said that - 480,000
Outside the box - 486,000
On the same page - 466,000
Smart growth - 453,000
Regime change - 450,000
Comprehensive approach - 438,000
Politically correct - 438,000 [Politically incorrect - 240,000]
Level playing field - 433,000
Final analysis - 431,000
Make no mistake - 409,000
War torn - 396,000
On message - 390,000
Bling - 371,000
Opine(d) - 358,000 [down 174,000]
Now more than ever - 350,000
No option - 326,000
Hate crimes - DOWN 600,000
Confidence building - 285,000
Window of opportunity - 290,000
Perfect storm - 287,000
Sea change
Sense of urgency
Queer eye
Substantial changes
Collateral damage
The rest is history
Energize
Famously
Metrosexual(s)
Gaydar (s)

LESS THAN 250,000

There is no alternative
What's that all about
Hegemony, hegemonic - [Down over a million]
Resolve the issue - 231,000
Exit strategy - 230,000
Time is running out - 225,000
Tree lined street(s) - 214,000
Experts agree - 202,000 [Experts disagree - 30, 500]
Reinvented - 212,000
Zero sum - 210,000
Sooner rather than later - 206,000
With open arms - 204,000
Edgy - 196,000 DOWN 350,000
Gravitas - 54,300 - up 140,000
In desperate need - 187,000
Like, you know - 181,000
Convicted felon - 180,000
Quagmire - 178,000
Oil rich - 171,000
Liberal media - 169,000
Hard earned money - 169,000
Strategic vision - 164,000
Mixed message(s) - 156,000
Begs the question - 153,000
Dogging - 151,000
Blank check - 151,000
Shock and awe - 151,000
Revisionist history, historian (s) - 150,000
Cultural creative (s) - 150,000 - up 132,000
One thing is certain - 143,000
Bush hating (hater) - 142,000 - Up 120,000 [Clinton hating (hater)- 21,000]
Jaw dropping
Stated goals - 137,000
Any way shape or form 137,000
Take full responsibility - 136,000
Vetted - 132,000
No doubt in my mind - 132,000
Those were the days - 132,000
Mean streets - 124,000
Visioning - 127,000
Defining moment - 123,000
Sweeping changes - 119,000
Gadfly - 107,000
Companion animal - 106,000
Deeply felt - 102,000
Ownership society
Creative class
Bowling alone
Bring 'em on
Roil
Big pimpin'
Resident expert [non-resident expert - 38]
Mistakes were made
Group think
Monitoring the situation
Dancing in the streets
Street cred
Historic opportunity
Money shot
End of the world as we know it
Dominant culture - 201,000 [Deviant culture - 379]
Obesity crisis

LESS THAN 100,000

Shot(s) across the bow - 63,000
Word on the street - 98.200
Recent studies have shown - 93,000
Step up to the plate - 90.700
Flash mob - 87,300
Electable, electability - 85,000
Failure of intelligence
Put it behind us
Bring(ing) closure - 76,000
Let's roll - 74,000
Senior administration official [s] 66,600
Happy accident
Hasta la vista, baby
New normal
Largely unnoticed
Loner & murder
Be afraid, be very afraid
Steadfast determination
Butcher of Baghdad

LESS THAN 50,000

Change the tone
Breaking down silos
Draw your own conclusion
We're number one
Unexpected consequences
Palpable excitement

How various clichés of our times are faring based on the number of references on Google over a three month period.


Had to do some 'editing'. Hope I got them all.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:15 am

wow this post really isn't interesting at all
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:36 am

acsguitar wrote:wow this post really isn't interesting at all


One thing is certain


...

In the wake of


...

Mistakes were made


...

Failure of intelligence


...

Put it behind us


...

:-b :-B
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:49 pm

Im so confused.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:52 pm

The_Met_Threat wrote:Im so confused.


Now more than ever


:-b
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:03 pm

Is "spamming the board" on the list of cliches?
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Postby dem warriors » Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:19 pm

I dont understand the purpose of this? What is this saying? :-o
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Postby Coppermine » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:14 pm

dem warriors wrote:I dont understand the purpose of this? What is this saying? :-o


It's saying ORS was bored today.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:19 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:Is "spamming the board" on the list of cliches?


Wow AA PWNED You ;-D
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:27 pm

yea i wouldnt say any of the ones near the top are cliches. arent cliches things like, "give 110%" or "there's no I in team."?
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