It's Not Rocket Science

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In the last 30 years new technology, fashion, and social set-ups have spawned new clichés galore. Everything on the Internet is available at the "click of a mouse," TV hosts ask the audience to "give it up" when they want them to applaud, call centers tell us "we value your call" even though "all our operators are busy." And if you're "gobsmacked" by all this you may be told to "get a life," "chill out," or "whatever." This collection sifts through all aspects of modern life to find the most prevalent, ubiquitous, and downright irritating clichés of our age.


Clive Whichelow has written for Rory Bremner, Jonathan Ross, Spitting Image, and Smith and Jones as well as coauthored such titles as They X-Rayed My Head and Found Nothing: The Ultimate A-Z of Very Stupid Things Said by Very Famous People. Hugh Murray's TV and radio writing credits include work for Steve Coogan, Smack the Pony, and others.