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Clichés that Kill Your Brain

Ah, Wikipedia, where would we be without your entertaining but futile article on trying to keep people from scooping out their brains with these figurative ice-cream scoops?

Regrettably, the article no longer teaches us the thought-zapping phrases that we ought to avoid. Someone doubting that citations calling any of these things thought-terminating clichés could be found has dropped the list and made a redirect link to some guy's book.

Fortunately, I have taken the trouble to preserve this list for your edification. Words marked thus are mine.

general examples

political examples

religious examples

All quotes come from the New International Version on the grounds that it is time we relegate the King James Bible to classes in early modern British Literature, where it belongs.