AJR  Cliché Corner
From AJR,   July/August 2000

Cliché Corner   

By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (robertson.lori@gmail.com), a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      

"July 8 is the most important date of summer for fans of the enormously popular Harry Potter series. The new whopping 752-page book by author J.K. Rowling will be released..."
Knoxville News-Sentinel

"James McFarland, assistant manager at Gerry Cosby's, a sporting-goods store outside Madison Square Garden, said it has sold a whopping 36 dozen towels over the past three weeks."
New York Post

"In the New York City suburbs, the Zogby poll showed Lazio leading Clinton by a whopping 54 to 36 percent, even better than Giuliani's lead of 48 to 34 percent."
Roll Call

"If privatizing Social Security is too risky for some, let them opt for the current system and earn a whopping 1.2 percent on their money."
Atlanta Journal and Constitution

"Crystal Coughlin, a track teammate of Lindsay's at CB East, said her bag was weighed by a school nurse at a whopping 28 pounds."
Houston Chronicle

"It should come as no whopping surprise that 87% of respondents said they learned to clean house from good old Mom. Only 10% said they learned anything at all about housework from Dad."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"While 46 percent of parents said their children never speed, a whopping 77 percent of teens admitted to speeding."
Washington Times

from a whopping 765 references in May