Snowclone postings

Snowclone postings (on Language Log and AZBlog)

snowclonelet composites (aka snowclonelets) have their own Page, here:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/linguistics-notes/snowclonelets/

for some years, Erin Stevenson O’Connor maintained the Snowclone Database site (https://snowclones.org); in the list below, entries on this site are noted as: “scdb” + date

GP, 10/21/03: Bleached conditionals:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000049.html
If Eskimos have N words for snow, X have M words for Z [LLog #49]
[Eskimo N] (scdb 5/31/07)

GP, 10/27/03: Phrases for lazy writers in kit form:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000061.html
In space, no one can hear you V. [V a verb] (scdb 7/5/07)

ML, 12/2/03: Clear thinking campaign gives “fogged spectacles a bad name:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000178.html
You (don’t) need a degree in X to do Y.

ML, 1/14/04: Frozen precipitation in the networking infrastructure:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000336.html
Eskimo N

GP, 1/16/04: Snowclones: lexicographic dating to the second:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000350.html
X is the new Y. [The New Y] (scdb 7/1/07)

GP, 1/18/04: Another snowclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000362.html
An Xer shade of Y.

GP, 1/25/04: When did you first hear this pattern?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000383.html
Put the X in Y.

ML, 1/28/04: Snowclones are the dark matter of journalism:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000396.html
X is the dark matter of Y. [Dark Matter] (scdb 12/18/07)

ML, 1/29/04: “I, for one, welcome our new * overlords”:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000399.html
I, for one, welcome our new X overlords. [Our New Overlords] (scdb 5/22/07)

ML, 1/29/04: In Soviet Russia, snowclones overuse you:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000402.html
In X1 you V Y; in X2 Y Vs you. [X1 and X2 placenames] (scdb 5/22/07)

ML, 1/30/04: The memetic phylogeny of “our new * overlords”:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000403.html
[variants of:] Our New Overlords

ML, 2/6/04: “Snowclone” as a chart R&B song:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000426.html
[about the term snowclone]

ML, 2/21/04: Who is to be master?
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000477.html
No X is too Y to avoid Z. [and variants]

ML, 3/3/04: Expression’s vast varieties:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000530.html
Eskimo N

ML, 3/4/04: The Eskimos, Arabs, Somalis, Carrier .. and English:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000540.html
Eskimo N

ML. 3/18/04: The backpack of it all:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000604.html
The X of it all. [The X of It All]

ML, 3/19/04: Putting the X in Y:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000605.html
We put the X in(to) Y. [Put the X in Y]

ML, 3/24/04: Cuteness:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000634.html
Crunchy X goodness. [Crunchy Goodness]

ML, 3/27/04: X are from Mars, Y are from Venus:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000644.html
X are from Mars, Y are from Venus. [Mars, Venus]

ML, 4/7/04: X nazi:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000722.html
X Nazi [snowclonelet]

ML, 4/25/04: Have X, will travel:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000818.html
Have X will travel. (scdb 7/20/07)

ML, 7/3/04: Not the * I know: Let * be *:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001156.html
Not the X I know.
Let X be X.

ML, 10/21/04: Snowclone sightings:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001580.html
Xs don’t V people.
Will the real X please stand up?

AZ, 11/27/04: Twos and threes:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001673.html
X3.

ML, 12/14/04: Religious syntax:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001718.html
X is a verb [Is a Verb]
(labeled as a snowclone here:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003520.html )

ML, 1/7/05: Homeric objects of desire:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001787.html
Mmm… X. [Simpson’s Mmm]

ML, 1/25/05: * me P and call me *:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001838.html
V me P and call me X. [V Me P And]

ML, 2/27/05: Smart kids:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001932.html
Every schoolboy knows X. [Every Schoolboy]

ML, 3/27/05: Liberalism is the new communism:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002010.html
The New Y [for Y = communism]

AZ, 5/17/05: Once a snowclone, always a snowclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002167.html
Once a X, always a X. [Once, Always]

ML, 5/17/05: Antique snowclones:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002170.html
Once, Always

AZ, 5/18/05: The hounds of ADS-L:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002174.html
Once, Always

AZ, 5/21/05: An avalanchlet of snowclones:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002185.html
The X that is Y.
One man’s X is another man’s Y. [One Man’s X]
Color me X. [Color Me]
[comments on:]
Once, Always
The New Y
[vs. cliches with open slots, like:]
The wonderful world of X.

ML, 6/2/05: X-ing outside the Y:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002220.html
X-ing outside the Y. [Outside the Box]

EB, 6/2/05: That’s why they call it X:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002221.html
That’s why they call it X.

ML, 6/3/05: Polysemy in action:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002223.html
That why they call it X.

AZ, 7/3/05: What is this ‘snowclone’ of which you speak?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002285.html
What is this X of which you speak?

AZ, 7/4/05: Documenting snowclones, dating them:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002289.html
[origin and spread of snowclones]
What is this X of which you speak?

ML, 7/14/05: A few players short of a side:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002324.html
A few Xs short/shy of a Y. [A Few Short] (scdb 10/3/07)

ML, 8/2/05: Illustrations:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002374.html
[cartoon of] What is this X of which you speak?

EB, 8/23/05: You can call it X all you want:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002416.html
That’s why they call it X.

ML, 8/31/06: New Orleans is essentially an arm of the Gulf of Mexico:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002439.html
X is essentially Y. [dubious as snowclone]

AZ, 9/06/05: Call me… unpronounceable:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002461.html
I [shape] X (treated as a snowclone on scdb)

ML, 9/13/05: Two, three… many prefabricated phrases:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002470.html
Two, three, many Xs.

ML, 9/26/05: Wikipedia on Simpsons words:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002494.html
I, for one, welcome our new X overlords.
Mmm, X.

AZ, 10/12/05: What is this Harvard?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002535.html
What is this X of which you speak?

AZ, 10/12/05: Playing one:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002537.html
Play One, esp.
– I’m not X, but/though I play one on TV.
– I’m not X, I just play one on TV. (scdb 8/17/07)

AZ, 10/12/05: To snowclone or not to snowclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002538.html
To X or not to X. (scdb 8/31/07)

AZ, 10/13/05: Playing one 2:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002541.html
Play One.

AZ, 10/16/05: Playing one 3:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002550.html
Play One.

AZ, 10/18/05: Critical tone for a new snowclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002555.html
[playful allusions vs. snowclones proper]
Eye Guy.

AZ, 10/19/05: My big fat Greek snowclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002557.html
[playful allusions vs. snowclones proper]
Eye Guy. Shocked Shocked. Holy Batman. vs.
Play One. Big Fat.

AZ, 10/28/05: Is splanchnic just another word for schmuck?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002600.html
Eskimo N

EB, 11/14/05: Snowclone shortening:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002646.html
X eats, drinks, and sleeps Y. [Eat Drink Sleep]

BZ, 11/15/05: Eating, drinking, sleeping snowclones:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002647.html
Eat Drink Sleep [and variants]

BZ, 11/16/05: Eating, drinking, sleeping snowclones, part 2: The early years:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002651.html
Eat Drink Sleep

BZ, 12/5/05: Snowclones hit the big time:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002691.html
[from Danyel Fisher, http://drzaius.ics.uci.edu/blogs/danyelf/archives/000057.html%5D
X, the hidden epidemic.
X, the second-oldest profession.
X considered harmful.

ML, 2/4/06: The proper treatment of snowclones in ordinary English:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002806.html
[discussion of playful allusions vs. snowclones proper; reference to Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_snowclones%5D
The proper treatment of X in Y.

AZ, 2/20/06: Not your mother’s snowclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002856.html
Not your R’s X. [R a kin term]

BZ, 2/25/06: No snowclone left behind:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002877.html
No X left behind.
We are all X now.

ML, 3/1/06: Crazy talk:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002889.html
X is crazy talk.

BZ, 3/2/06: Tracking snowclones is hard. Let’s go shopping:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002892.html
X is hard. Let’s go shopping! [Hard Shopping] (scdb 2/19/08)
also: BZ, 3/11/06: A pirated Barbie-ism:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002919.html
[snowclone database 2/19/08]

ML, 3/3/06: The entire United States wept:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002895.html
[links to collections of snowclones]

ML, 3/5/06: Noclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002898.html
An X is someone who knows the Y of everything and the Z of nothing.

ML, 3/7/06: The agenbite of Onion wit:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002903.html
[semi-snowclones]

ML, 3/7/06: Brokeback generalizations:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002904.html
Brokeback X

ML, 3/9/06: Respect:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002910.html
[BZ comment on] Best. X. Ever.

AZ, 3/9/06: More brokeback generalizations:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002913.html
Brokeback X [arguing that this is just allusion and semantic extension]

ML, 3/10/06: Best. Snowclone. Evar:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002914.html
Best X Evar.

BZ, 3/11/06: A pirated Barbie-ism:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002919.html
Hard Shopping

ML, 3/13/06: X-back Mountain:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002922.html
X-back Mountain.

AZ, 3/13/06: Snowclone Mountain?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002924.html
X-back Mountain. [arguing it’s just playful allusion]

ML, 3/17/06: It’s not hard out here for a cliche:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002936.html
It’s hard out (t)here for a X. [Hard Out]

ML, 3/19/06: Not nearly hard enough:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002945.html
[cartoon on] It’s hard out here for a X. [Hard Out]

EB, 3/21/06: How’s this for ambiguity?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002946.html
[variant of] It’s X’s world, we just live in it.

ML, 3/21/06: It’s X’s world, we just live in it:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002947.html
It’s X’s world, we just live in it. [X a personal name] [X’s World]

AZ, 3/23/06: I found my snowclone in Palo Alto:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002953.html
I left my X in San Francisco. [and other variants]

ML, 4/11/06: X is a Y best served Z:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003007.html

AZ, 4/18/06: All that and talk about Fight Club:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003037.html
The first rule of X is that you do not/don’t talk about X. [First Rule]
(scdb 1/4/11)
Be all that and a X. [Be All That And]

ML, 6/6/06: Springtime for snowclones:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003229.html
It’s springtime for X, and…

GP, 7/9/06: Snowclones of linguification:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003336.html
Can’t even spell/pronounce W.
Not know the meaning of W.
W isn’t in X’s dictionary/vocabulary.
W is not in L.
W is X’s middle name.
W and V are (not) found in the same U.
Look up W in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture of X.
Hate the word W.
Not know the name of X.
Hear the word W and reach for one’s N.

ML, 7/28/06: X as the Y of Z:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003394.html
X as the Y of Z. (scdb 12/18/07, 12/30/08)

AZ, 8/4/06: Who died and made you the king of snowclones?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003416.html
Who died and made you X? [Who Died?]

ML, 8/8/06: Out-X-ing X:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003430.html

GP, 8/29/06: Science is… a verb??:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003520.html
X is a verb [Is a Verb]

ML, 9/17/06: David Brooks, neuroendocrinologist:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003586.html
X Is Destiny

AZ, 11/11/06: Fully awesome!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003764.html
The New Y

AZ, 11/11/06: Unblogged snowclones:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003765.html
[21 previously unblogged snowclones (or whatever), plus The New Y]
Now if you will excuse me I have a X to Y
I’m from X and I’m here to help (you)
not the Xest Y in the Z (scdb 10/3/07)
Don’t X me because I’m Y
X-y McXerson
Hardly/Not a X goes by without Y
We don’t need no stinking/stinkin’/steenkin’ Xs (scdb 7/27/07)
If that’s X, every Y should be so lucky
Yes, Virginia, [mildly improbable statement is true] (scdb 10/12/07)
X does not a Y make
X-lorn
X gone wild
Take X and shove/stick it
There’s a lot we don’t know about X
As a X, N is a great Y
Busier than a X [someplace]
That’s not a X; this is a X (scdb 9/18/07)
N is the M of X
There’s no rest for the X
Whatever Vs your X (scdb 12/10/07)
X me no Ys (scdb 9/18/07)

ML, 11/12/06: Be a famous footnote:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003767.html
Our New Overlords

ML, 11/12/06: Prancing about with Jack McConnells pants on your head does not a news story make:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003768.html
X does not a Y make [Does Not A]

ML, 11/19/06: Fomite: panacea or backformation?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003790.html
X: panacea or Y?

ML, 11/21/06: Snowclones in the New Scientist:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003801.html
Mother of all Xs [Mother of All]

HH, 12/3/06: Art, arts, arting, arted:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003856.html
Is a Verb

AZ, 12/21/06: Bad lingo:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003948.html
Best. X. Ever., X-y Goodness, Makes My Y Bleed, X-gasm, The New Y

AZ, 12/28/06: A little more of The New Y:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003977.html
The New Y

BZ, 12/28/06: On the trail of “the new black” (and “the navy blue”):
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003981.html
The New Y

AZ, 1/18/07: A full year of The New Y:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004059.html
The New Y

AZ, 1/20/07: Zippy on formulaic language:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004070.html
X3, Proportional Analogy (X is to Y as Z is to W), Are we X yet?

ML, 1/21/07: Doing meta: from meta-language to meta-clippy:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004073.html
Anything You Can Do

ML, 1/22/07: X ist das neues Y:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004080.html
The New Y

ML, 3/20/07: Snowclones for Jesus:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004322.html
X for Jesus

ML, 4/6/07: All X and no Y:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004375.html
All X and No Y

AZ, 4/16/07: X’s X:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004411.html
X’s X

BZ, 4/18/07: Poignant snowclone of the week:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004420.html
We Are All X Now

HH, 6/25/07: Cheeseclones!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004644.html
Eskimo N [French names for cheese]

ML, 6/27/07: Snowclone of the day:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004654.html
variant of Eskimo N

ML, 7/3/07: Considered harmful:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004675.html
Considered harmful

AZ, 7/14/07: Negative is the new positive: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/chives/004717.html
Are we X yet?, The New Y

ML, 7/24/07: Men are from …:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004744.html
Men are from X, women are from Y

ML, 8/10/07: I am X, hear me Y:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004811.html
I Am X Hear Me Y (scdb 8/10/07)

AZ, 8/11/07: Yet another snowclone omnibus:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004818.html
27 snowclones since the last omnibus, including some from LLog postings (above), plus a cartoon on The New Y:
It’s X, Jim, but not as we know it.
X is to Y what Z is to Q [Proportional Analogy, #4070]
X is to Y what Z is to Y
I’m in ur Noun V-ing your Noun (scdb 10/19/07)
Save a X, ride a Y (scdb 7/13/07)
Sufficient unto the X is the Y thereof
You can’t X your Y and Z it too
Pimp my X
Stupid X tricks
If X are outlawed, only outlaws will have X [Outlaw]
A watched X never Ys
The once and future X
Nothing says X like Y
X: panacea or Y? [#3790]
Men are from X, women are from Y [#4744]
Are we X yet? [#4717, #4070]
The X from hell
X City
As X falls, so falls X Falls
X for Jesus [#4322]
X’s X [#4411]
Step away from the X
various lolcat snowclones [#4442, 4485, 4500, 4507, 4508]
various Mc- formulas
X considered harmful [#4675]
I am X, hear me Y [#4811]
He may be a X but he’s our X

ML, 8/25/07: “X and its enemies”:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004851.html
X and its enemies, X and its discontents

BZ. 9/17/07: Snowclone collectors, call your offices:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004921.html
X, call your office

ML, 9/22/07: Ask Language Log: On a scale from one to snowclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004944.html
On a scale from one to X

AZ, 9/23/07: On the fringes of snowclonia: http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004949.html
X, call your office
[playful allusions: Unsafe P any X. A child’s garden of Xs. and others]
On a scale from one to X
From X’s lips/mouth to God’s ear [God’s Ear]
Who are you and what have you done with X? [Body Snatcher]

ML, 10/27/07: That didn’t take long:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005066.html
riffs on: I Am America (And So Can You!)

GP, 10/31/07: And so can you (be):
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005075.html
riffs on: I Am America (And So Can You!)

AZ, 10/31/07: I am neither America nor a snowclone:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005078.html
reply to previous two postings

AZ, 11/3/07: More Colbert:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005084.html
further explanation

AZ, 12/16/07: What have you done with God’s ear?:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005226.html
Body Snatcher, God’s Ear

AZ, 12/17/07: It’s not just to God’s ear(s):
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005232.html
God’s Ear

AZ, 3/13/08: Zippy snow(clone):
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005454.html
Outlaw

ML, 3/25/08: X as the Y of Z, again:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/005495.html
X as the Y of Z

AZ, 5/30/08: Zits roundup:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=201
God’s Ear

ML, 6/9/08: Snowclone watch:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=227
Happens In, Stays In
[see http://www.joshmillard.com/2008/06/10/what-happens-in-metafilter/ ]

AZ, 6/24/08: Are we snowcloning yet?:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=273
Are We X Yet?

AZ, 9/26/08: Cartoon linguification:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=637
“not know the meaning of X”

AZ, 10/19/08: Giveth and taketh:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=736
GivethTaketh

ML, 11/5/08: Obama is the Y of Z:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=806
X as the Y of Z

AZ, 12/11/08: Gay day (and virgins):
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=902
Day Without X, call in X, stage an X-out, [snowclonelet] X virgin

AZ, 12/14/08: More virgins:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=910
X virgin

BZ, 12/20/08: The Rosa Parks of blogs:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=938
X is the Y of Z

BZ, 1/13/09: Consider the X:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1016
Consider the X (scdb 1/16/11)

ML, 1/28/09: ‘No word for X’ archive:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1081
inventory of postings on the No Word for X meme

ML, 2/16/09: Progress and its enemies:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1154
X and Its Ys [variations on Civilization and Its Discontents, etc.]

ML, 2/24/09: Snowclone of the day:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1174
X-ready [just playful allusion?]

3/29/09: Snowclonelet composites:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/snowclonelet-composites/
X fag, X porn, X queen, X rage, X virgin, X whore
[more in comments: X hag, X fairy]

AZ, 4/4/09: All the Y of a Z:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1294
X requires all the Y of a Z

BZ, 4/4/09: X is the Y of Z: pop music edition:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1295
X as the Y of Z

4/10/09: The whole X:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/the-whole-x/
The Whole X

AZ, 4/11/09: Snowclidioms?:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1315
The Whole X

4/12/09: Fold like a cheap X:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/fold-like-a-cheap-x/
Fold Like a Cheap X

4/20/09: Yet?:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/yet/
Are We X Yet?

BZ, 6/30/09: Doing stupid:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1549
[in comment from BZ] I don’t do X [X noun or adjective]

7/25/09: Jokes and snowclones:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/07/25/jokes-and-snowclones/
possible snowclonish joke templates

7/29/09: Inventory of snowclone postings:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/inventory-of-snowclone-postings/
inventory through 7/28

ML, 7/29/09: Pop-Whorfianism in the comics again:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1609
Eskimo N in the comics

ML, 7/30/09: 100 words for the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1612
Eskimo N in the comics

9/19/09: Someday a bill will pass:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/09/19/someday-a-bill-will-pass/
[playful allusion]

9/20/09: Engines that couldn’t:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/engines-that-couldnt/
[playful allusion]

ML, 9/21/09: Garden-path lede sentence of the day:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1755
[with comments]
That’s not an X; this is an X. (LLC #3765; scdb 12/10/07)

BZ, 11/9/09: The Cadillac of snowclones:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1877
X as the Y of Z

11/18/09: Cultural references:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/cultural-references/
mau-mauing the N Vers [playful allusion]

BZ, 12/29/09: Leading the league in snowclones:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2003
leads the league in X

12/30/09: Lolcats in the snow:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/lolcats-in-the-snow/
Eskimo Snow

1/26/10: What’s P Your N:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/whats-p-your-n/
what’s P YOUR N?

GP, 2/2/10: Snowclonegate:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2094
-gate

AZBlog, 3/2/10: Gimme shelter:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/gimme-shelter/
X porn snowclonelet

BZ, 4/2/10: 40 words for “next”:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2230
Eskimo Snow

5/1/10: DEFINE “SCRIMMAGE T-SHIRT”
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/define-scrimmage-t-shirt
Define X

7/25/10: Bear music:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/bear-music/
Bear-Eating

ML, 10/30/10: The new black is back:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2744
The New Y

6/8/11: Parasites and the body politic:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/parasites-and-the-body-politic/
Parasite/Body Politic

6/10/11: Bodies politic:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/bodies-politic/
Parasite/Body Politic (and X3 and Bear-Eating)

8/2/11: Portmanteau cleverness plus drama kings:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/portmanteau-cleverness-plus-drama-kings/
drama queen/king

Nancy Friedman’s Fritinancy blog, 12/29/10: Snowclones happen:
http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2010/12/snowclones-happen.html
X is so Y, every time an X Ys, a Z Ns, X happens

AZ, 7/11/11: X happens:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/x-happens/
X happens

AZ, 8/5/11: More X happens:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/more-x-happens/
X happens

ML, 10/2/11: Putting the X in AXB:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3465

BZ, 10/2/11: Who put the X in AXB: Snowclone follies of 1912:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3466
put the X in Y

ML, 10/9/11: Altar Ego:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3488

GP, 12/12/11: Eskimos again, this time seeing the invisible:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3627
Eskimo N

GP, 12/21/11: Octoporn:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=3648

12/21/11: Eskimo N in Texas politics:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/eskimo-n-in-texas-politics/
Eskimo N

12/22/11: Dinosaur snowclone:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/dinosaur-snowclone/
Eskimo N

5/6/12: The All Are Belong snowclone:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/the-all-are-belong-snowclone/
All Are Belong (scdb 1/10/11)

ML, 6/15/12: “The last acceptable form of ”:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4023
Last Acceptable

6/18/12: Dammit, Jim:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/dammit-jim/
http://snowclones.org/2007/08/06/dammit-jim-im-an-x-not-a-y/

6/21/12: The New Y for Zippy:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/the-new-y-for-zippy/
The New Y

7/3/12: What part of X don’t you understand?:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/what-part-of-x-dont-you-understand/
What Part of X?

7/24/12: Outlaws with puns:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/outlaws-with-puns/
Outlaw

BZ, 11/8/12: “We are all the other now”:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4310
We Are All X Now

ML, 1/11/13: Overestimating, underestimating, whatever:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4407
Not Going Broke [playful allusion?]

4/4/13: Taco sauce:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/taco-sauce/
Let the X Commence

4/18/15: Artificial elephants and X Must Die! movies:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/04/18/artificial-elephants-and-x-must-die-movies/
X Must Die [as a movie title]

8/25/15: Going better with:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/25/going-better-with/
Nothing Goes Better with X than Y – weakly conventionalized
Nothing Says X like Y

8/26/15: Nothing says A like B:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/26/nothing-says-a-like-b-2/
Nothing Says X like Y – snowclone-like

3/22/17: The news for beavers:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/22/the-news-for-beavers/
Real Men
Save X, VP(BSE)

1/2/18: Between Parody and Pastiche:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/01/02/between-parody-and-pastiche/
possibly a snowclonic figure Where Xs Go To Die (where Xs = elephants, dreams, stars, ships, birds, pigeons, good girls, the dead, …)

5/3/18: Eskimo N in Britain:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/03/eskimo-n-in-britain/
Eskimo N

5/14/18: Fenwick the semi-generic:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/14/fenwick-the-semi-generic/
The phrase “Eat at Joe’s” is a complementary fictional or hypothetical typical advertisement for such an establishment, and has itself become a snowclone in the form of X at Joe’s, Eat at Y’s, or simply X at Y’s.

6/3/18: What happened in vagueness?:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/03/what-happened-in-vagueness/
Happens In, Stays In (link to ML 6/9/08)

7/21/18: Swiss America:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/07/21/swiss-america/
The Switzerland of America, an instance of the larger analogical snowclone pattern X is the Y of Z

8/8/18: The elephant in therapy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/08/08/the-elephant-in-therapy/
Put the X in AXB (links to GP 1/25/04, ML 3/19/04, ML 10/2/11)

11/29/18: Swiss Tasmania:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/11/29/swiss-tasmania/
The Switzerland of Tasmania; The X of Y

12/27/18: The family of Word Inclusion snowclones:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/12/27/the-family-of-word-inclusion-snowclones/
Keep X In AXB, Put X (Back) In(to) AXB, Take X Out of AXB

12/28/18: Yet another Switzerland:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/12/28/yet-another-switzerland/
Lake Sevan, the Switzerland of Armenia

2/1/19: The natural history of snowclones:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/02/01/the-natural-history-of-snowclones/
Stanford SemFest 20 abstract

2/5/19: The thread drifted in my direction:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/02/05/the-thread-drifted-in-my-direction/
X’s X (a politician’s politician, a linguist’s linguist)

2/13/19: Allusions to titles past:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/02/13/allusions-to-titles-past/
playful variations on, allusions to, formulaic expressions

2/19/19: Wading with Vladimir ad Estragon:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/02/19/wading-with-vladimir-and-estragon/
playful variations on the title Waiting for Godot


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