On clichés and stereotypes

I did not know this. Did you?

Etymology is cool.

In printing, a cliché was a printing plate cast from movable type. This is also called a stereotype.When letters were set one at a time, it made sense to cast a phrase used repeatedly as a single slug of metal. “Cliché” came to mean such a ready-made phrase. The French word “cliché” comes from the sound made when the matrix is dropped into molten metal to make a printing plate.

From wikipedia, via Seth Godin


Phoebe says:

Nathan, you're a wealth of unnecessary information…

Hope Brisvegas is going well btw

queen stuss says:

Yep, I knew etymology was cool.