Tragedy + Time = Comedy 58 – Anti-Superlatives (Part 2)

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Tragedy + Time = Comedy 58 – Anti-Superlatives (Part 2)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

July 15, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Rick Rosner: Because they are wedged in your awareness. They are available to be used even if you don’t want to use clichés. If you have time to write stuff, then you can avoid them; but spoken, it is hard. “Literally” or “officially” have been misused or overused in the past 10 years.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: “Love” and “hate.”

Rosner: If you looked up those things in the Oxford dictionary, it is overused because it is a common word. People will use it in the sense that—will use it in trivial ways, even though it is supposed to be a profound emotion.

Jacobsen: “Whatever” or “Whatevs.”

Rosner: You can Google overused words and can find dozens of them.

[End of recorded material]



Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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