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  • GLAAD is so upset they've found a reason to use the word "hackeneyed"; we're told via email the group is "reaching out to the

    Queerty

  • I certainly wouldn't put it in the same class as the sort of philistine anti-intellectualism we find all too often in genre, the populism that celebrates the most hackeneyed and formulaic while decrying any hint of ambition as pretension.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • This is not just a hackeneyed whinge: social cognition research shows that where interlocutors knowingly take positions that undermine their own self interest, audiences consider them more trustworthy.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • Everything is so effing convenient and hackeneyed and hasty and amateurish.

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