Snowclonelets

postings on snowclonelet composites

snowclonelets have the properties of snowclones, but in a small compass — in word-like units (mostly N + N, but some with more diverse Word + N structures)

I’m inclined to use snowclonelet (composite) to refer to either the pattern or an instance of the pattern

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

ML, 2/10/7: Birth of a Sentence:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004174.html
X nazi

ML, 10/8/07: Shooting down “amateur grammar nazis”:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004997.html

ML, 6/15/08: Grasshoppers and women on horseback as frogs:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=247
grammar nazi

AZ, 12/11/08: Gay day (and virgins):
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=902
and ☛ AZ, 12/14/08: More virgins:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=910
X virgin

3/29/09: Snowclonelet composites:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/03/29/snowclonelet-composites/
the notion of snowclonet composite
X fag, X porn, X queen, X rage, X virgin, X whore; in comments, X hag, X complex, X fairy

7/29/09: Inventory of snowclone postings:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/07/29/inventory-of-snowclone-postings/
a few snowclonelets

BZ, 1/13/10: The “Team X” meme:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2043
Team X; X Nation

1/22/10: X magnet:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/01/22/x-magnet/

1/22/10: drag:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/01/22/drag/
X drag

1/31/10: X Nazi:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/01/31/x-nazi/

GP, 1/31/10: The Health Nazi:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2090

3/2/10: Gimme shelter:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/03/02/gimme-shelter/
X porn ex. house porn

4/4/10: Zippy’s Gagacabulary:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/04/04/zippys-gagacabulary/
Xmania

ML, 5/30/10: Grammar Nazi:
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2318

6/12/10: The House of X formula:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/08/12/the-house-of-x-formula/

7/4/10: Fippy the Finhead:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/07/04/fippy-the-finhead/
morphological snowclonelet X-in for an event

12/21/10: X whore:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/12/21/x-whore/

3/4/11: X fag:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/03/04/x-fag/

5/29/11: Sluts:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/29/sluts/
X slut

8/2/11: Portmanteau cleverness plus drama kings:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/08/02/portmanteau-cleverness-plus-drama-kings/
drama king as development from drama queen

3/6/12: Grammandos and more:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/05/grammandos-and-more/
objection to Grammar Nazi

3/6/12: The twinkmeister:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/06/the-twinkmeister/
X-meister

3/6/12: And on bears…:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/03/06/and-on-bears/
X magnet ex. bear magnet

4/20/12: Peanuts vs. the grammar nazis:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/04/20/peanuts-vs-the-grammar-nazis/

4/24/12: doing X:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/04/24/doing-x/
X queen ex. drag queen; parallel ex. drag king

6/5/12: X porn:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/05/x-porn/

6/9/12: The Grammar Police:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/09/the-grammar-police/
X police ex.

7/29/12: Sunday puns:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/07/29/sunday-puns-2/
Bizarro: X magnet ex. chick magnet

8/22/12: X rape:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/08/22/x-rape/

10/25/12: Three headlines:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/10/25/three-headlines/
X porn ex. real-estate porn

11/29/12: The war on errorism:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/11/29/the-war-on-errorism/
X police ex. grammar police

3/24/13: Cyanide and Happiness roundup:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/03/24/cyanide-and-happiness-roundup/
#1: X Nazi ex. grammar Nazi

9/28/13: X job:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/09/28/x-job/
sexual X job (excluding plastic-surgery X job and automotive X job)

9/30/13: Up Your Alley:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/09/30/up-your-alley/
the snowclonelet X pig, denoting someone who’s seriously into X

6/5/14: Four for the Fourth:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/05/four-for-the-fourth/
#1: snowclonelet diet Y

10/18/14: X bar:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/10/18/x-bar/
4 types of X bar, with bar ‘establishment serving alcohol’

2/6/15: Another king of nose job:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/02/06/another-kind-of-nose-job/
nose job in sexual sense

2/13/15: Name that stuff!:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/02/13/name-that-stuff/
fairy Y ex. fairy floss

3/22/15: Lab mix:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/03/22/lab-mix/
X mix for dog hybrids

5/22/15: Or what?:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/22/or-what/
X whisperer

9/23/15: Mark Mason, Matt Bauer, and Gay Porn Minus Gay Sex:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/09/23/mark-mason-matt-bauer-and-gay-porn-minus-gay-sex/
X pig ex. tit pig

10/19/15: Rafe on display:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/19/rafe-on-display/
X pig ex. fuck pig

10/31/15: X snob:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/31/x-snob/

12/12/15: Sex between straight men: bro-jobs:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/12/sex-between-straight-men-bro-jobs/
X job

12/19/15: X queen:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/19/x-queen/
including preferences of gay men

12/20/15: Odds and ends 12/20/15:
more on X queen

1/20/16: Five from Barsotti:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/20/five-from-barsotti/
#4 shows a dog bar – with some discussion of X bar

2/25/17: Displaying your nipples:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/25/displaying-your-nipples/
nipple pig, nippig, titpig; other examples of the sexual X pig snowclonelet

2/26/17: More piggery:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/26/more-piggery/
food-enthusiast snowclone X pig and the bases for it

3/24/17: The invention of the X job:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/24/the-invention-of-the-x-job/
rub job, hand job, blow job, rim job, fist job


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