Anyone else sick of hearing cliches from home-shopping hosts?
We wrote a post on Facebook on this topic a few months ago, but never blogged about it. But our Facebook friends added a lot of great ones to the list we already had back then, and we’re adding those suggestions here.
(And writing this blog sure beats going through the piles of medical bills we’re getting for our broken ankle.)
What we’re talking about here are the catch phrases that we repeatedly hear from many hosts and vendors on QVC, HSN, Evine Live and Jewelry Television. Granted, talking non-stop about merchandise for hours is a real skill, and we mean that seriously.
But for those of us on the other side of the fourth-wall, it gets a little tiresome to hear the same phrases over and over again, particularly during presentations on jewelry and fashion.
Do any of these sound familiar?
“Pop of color”
“A dollar a day”
“Jeans and a crisp white blouse”
“Knock your socks off”
“Buy more, save more”
“Love, love, love”
“Let me give you a tour”
“You can gift this”
Now, pair these words with HSN vendors. Come on, we know you know these.
Finally, name the HSN host who is guilty of saying, “There’s an argument for picking up at least a couple.”
That one was suggested by one of our Facebook friends, who wrote, “I have to laugh. Yes, why not ‘pick up’ two or three $100 rings at a pop, never mind we don’t receive HSN’s discount or freebies (I must assume) that the hosts enjoy!”
We know we’ve missed some of these repeated words and phrases, so please add your suggestions!