am 22.5.03 03:19 Uhr schrieb Marcia Karp unter [log in to unmask]:
> Peter, I'd like to hear from you what a cliche is. I can find it only
> as a French term for stereotype. Please say more.
Peter is right: A cliché has a double meaning. It is not only a hackneyed
phrase or expression.
In pre-computer printing so-called metal clichés, thin galvanized metal
plate negatives, were used to print images. The white areas of the image
were etched out by acid. It was a stereotype in the literal sense of the
Strange how such things are forgotten and go the way of the telex and the