In the U.S., Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has declared that the recession is over. Hat's off everyone -- and do include a gleeful toss into the air.
The Truism. Some truisms are locktight, such as "All men die". Others, such as " Seeing is believing", "A little knowledge can go a long way", and "Actions speak louder than words" are more in the realm of cliches. Is "unemployment is a lagging indicator" a cliche or a truism? I'd say it is a cliche.
I obviously have the skeptic hat on this morning. I shall stop stop stop. And walk into the sunshine, stretch my arms, and admire the new dawn. Except that it is too late for that. I'll have to settle for a toast at sunset. Missmc from here on in vows to take "the glass half full".
That is a cliche in essence, but, a truism in a most literal sense. Cheers.