One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
dry, dried out, hard, hardened, old, past its best, past its sell-by date
off, mouldy, rotten, decayed, unfresh, rancid, rank
stuffy, close, musty, fusty, unfresh, stagnant, frowzy
British frowsty, fuggy
flat, sour, insipid, tasteless, turned, spoiled, off
4‘the jokes are a bit stale for real belly laughs’
hackneyed, tired, worn out, overworked, threadbare, warmed-up, banal, trite, stock, stereotyped, clichéd, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, platitudinous, unoriginal, derivative, unimaginative, uninspired, flat
out of date, outdated, outmoded, passé, archaic, obsolete, defunct, antiquated
North American warmed-over
informal old hat, corny, out of the ark, played out, past their sell-by date, hacky
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