Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We Don't Need Another Hero

With Master Chef nearly over with, I was looking forward to being done with that annoying phrase "hero of the dish" for another year. It's not a hero, it's just a piece of salmon. It has done nothing particularly heroic, so why encourage delusions of grandeur in a simpleton fish who couldn't even keep himself off a fishing hook. Ka-BAM! In your face, salmon!

But back to the point, my hopes were dashed when last night on that new show The Renovators they kept earnestly referring to a chair as the "hero of the room". Geez. It's a chair. If it weren't bad enough having all this puffed up salmon everywhere, now we're going to be over-run with conceited chairs.

Remote, please.


Karen said...

Totally agree. I think "wow factor" is also massively overused...after hearing it far too many times on The Block on Sunday evening, I then heard the Masterchef judges wow factoring the food when I switched over at 7.30....

Ben McLaughlin said...

Yeah, wow factor is annoying too. C'mon people, get some new phrases!