I have a question about the (apparent) use of nouns as adjectives. I had not heard them before and both sounded a little odd. In one case, the speaker complained that "doing action x would be very cliche" (italics mine). In another, the writer mentioned "doing something contraband" (italics mine).
Is this incorrect usage, normal evolution, or just new to me?
Cliche can be a noun or an adjective - and I hear teens say "That's cliche" to describe something "stale" or out-of-date. I have heard "He's a cliche" to describe very someone's action or look to be very predictable, or old fashioned.