Two weeks ago I wrote about avoiding clichés HERE, and it made me think about phrases we associate with U.S. presidents.
Without googling these words, do you know the U.S. presidents with whom these phrases are linked, for better or for worse?
a day that will live in infamy
military industrial complex
Don't cry for me, Argentina.
And here's a photo I like, complete with the foolish phrase of a newspaper editor or publisher:
When Favorite Young Man spends the evening with me, we often watch MSNBC (yeah, you know we're liberals). We're quite tired of certain phrases associated with current politics. Some are used ad nauseum by various politician or their defenders, and then they tend to be repeated by those who comment on the news. Either way, we want these words to go away:
There's smoke, but is there fire?
There isn't any there there.
Again, without Googling it, can any of you tell me the source for "there is no there there"? You earn a million bonus points if you also know the original meaning.
Infinities of love,