View Full Version : The origin of the word cliche.

The once and future king
10-04-2004, 03:04 PM
Its an old french word for clamp.

During the days of the printing press commonly used phrases were kept clamped so the printer did not have to waste time putting all the letters of that particular phrase into a clamp before printing could commence.

Tommorrow the origins of the Cliche

"Son of a gun".

Is "I am bored" a cliche yet?

10-04-2004, 03:09 PM
French workers would clog machines with their wooden shoes (or sabots) thus committing sabotage.

10-04-2004, 06:46 PM
Goddamn those french, would they just stop giving us difficult words to spell and pronounce and Invade Iraq with us already?!?!?!