I’ve just learned from Stan Carey what a snowclone is. Geoffrey Pullum developed the concept on Language Log back in 2004, for a clichéd phrasal template that gets repeated in innumerable variants. Geoffrey Pullum: “I was looking at things like “In space, no one can hear you X”, where the customizability is that you get […]

MadTV’s Apple iPad

A: Lindsay! Great job in the sales meeting! – Hey, do you have a pad I can borrow? B: Sure! Here you go! A: No, you know, the ‘other’ kind of pad. B: I can’t believe you still use maxipads. A: I know, I just… I have a narrow cervix, so it’s painful for me […]