Never being backward at being forward I have identified at least three phrases I have started overusing in my blog posts. If I were my own editor I’d have word with me.
In no particular order:
“in the olden times”
“once upon a time”
“apropos of nothing”
creep up with increasing frequency.
Mitigating circumstances are, say, age. Obviously now there are more “olden times” than any time ahead of me. “Once upon a time” is solely to be put at the doorstep of being brought up on a heavy diet of fairy tales and folklore, a habit I have kept up to this day. “Apropos of nothing”? Well, it is usually apropos of nothing. Just something that pops into my mind, apropos of nothing.
So, not so much apropos of nothing, what do you find when digging in your memory box of once upon a time in the olden days?