If writers did stand-up comedy, it might sound something like these corny couplets:
My friend Perry thinks a platitude
is just a platypus with a chip on its shoulder.
Changes in latitude, changes in platitude
make southern clichés sound original to me.
Did you know all politicians have a single platform?
Instead of a Pulitzer prize, most media
deserve a medal: platinum for platitudes.
I have strong opinions about platitudes,
but when I express them, they fall flat.*
(drum sting) (cymbals crash)
(writer takes a bow and leaves the stage)
Inspired by the Word of the Day Challenge.
*This is a reference to the French root word “plat,” meaning flat.