Joy Hepp avers:
When I was writing for my college entertainment magazine I started
noticing other writers using “tucked away” to describe restaurants or
clubs that were located in otherwise boring locations. Now I notice it
ALL the time. The Thai restaurant is tucked away in a dusty strip
Editor’s note: this is a close relative of “nestled.”
John Sturgill relates:
I find it really insipid when hair salons use a word play based on the word “shear”
- Shear Fantasy
- Shear and Shear alike
- Shearly gorgeous
- Shear Illusions
Normally I wouldn’t post non-media expressions that annoy people, but this goes out to any headline writers hoping to be clever with the next story about hair styles they have to handle: if it’s lame on a shop window, it’ll be lame in your publication.
Bruce, who guards his last name zealously, suggests:
The phrase “jumped the shark” has just about jumped the shark by now, I think.