Inspired by the excellent thread regarding English grammar, I'm creating this thread to discuss appallingly lazy writing. First up: kneejerk, overused phrases that you're sick of seeing and hearing. How many TV news stories have you seen in which a braindead TV reporter brings up any number of angles and elements in a story, only to summarize that "one thing is clear?" If one thing was clear, we wouldn't have needed to listen to the past three minutes of blather. Or the product review that brings up all kinds of problems and then saves the day with an entrance. For example: "Have you ever been unable to close your mouth because excess nasal hair growth has caught in your upper teeth and held your jaw open? "Enter Bernie's Rotary Nose Hair Clippers." I'm so sick of having products -- or anything else -- "enter" to save the day because a lazy writer couldn't think of a more creative lead to a story. Don't get me wrong. I hate the use of "don't get me wrong" as a transitional element. You can't surf the web for 15 minutes without seeing one of these. It's dumb. It's lazy. And it's lousy language. Anyone else have their own favorites?