The English Society of Great Britain, the poster child of literary excellence has expressed alarm about the rise in the use of cliché in journalism.
"We are sick as parrots about the way journalists approach their writing like bulls in a china shop. We have a list of infractions that is as long as three london buses. Our members are tearing their hair out," said society chairman Ernest Smith (57). "We asked them to go back to the drawing board and come up with a blueprint for success but they just turned their noses up, made their excuses and left."
A spokesman for the National Union of Journalists said "Is the pub open yet?"