Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Snowclones

Jonathan Mayhew gives good blog, and he drew my attention to the concept of snowclones. Be sure to check out the list of snowclones. To snowclone, or not to snowclone?

(Might I take this opportunity to refer you to the concept of eggcorns, too?)

4 comments:

renew said...

This is the first time I heard of snowclones. I knew they existed but never would have thought they were being linguistically investigated, let alone what they were called. I love 'em, though, they are a means to show off, depending on the source clone. (o:

And you just had to pull the Hamlet one, didn't you?

Jonathan said...

Eggcorns are almost as good as snowclones.

SarahJane said...

i love those snowclones. they taste great in poems, too.

Andrew Shields said...

No, they're less filling.