Cliche of the Week 95 – Hope Springs Eternal

June 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm Leave a comment

Despite snapping credit cards, fading early retirement, extinct home equity, the relentless march of the approaching fiscal apocalypse and the death of the long lunch, hope springs eternal.

Man’s chest-bursting optimism surfaces, in news reports and headlines shaded by thriving pessimism, about 100 times a month worldwide.

Sometimes, this hope is more tongue inserted in cheek than a serious attempt to prove life will get better.

“Despite the potential for gloomy conditions, hope springs eternal in the fishing community and calm seas will find plenty of kingfish.” (Florida Today, May 25)

“Still, hope springs eternal that Europe’s politicians and the IMF will swoop to Greece’s rescue.” (Business Times Singapore, May 21)

On current TV programming: “Everything has that new-show smell. All the pilots are beautiful, and hope springs eternal.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 19)

“Hope springs eternal when it comes to efforts to save the euro.” (The Telegraph, London, April 27)

“At the outset of the Ulster senior football championship, hope springs eternal. Optimism abounds as teams set out in the quest for a title that for some is a regular achievement and for others an elusive goal.” (The Belfast Telegraph, May 17)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays. Cliches in the media are tracked across the world using Factiva and Dow Jones Insight.

Chris Pash’s book, The Last Whale , a true story set in the 1970s, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008.

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