upcoming snowclone alert

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Thu Nov 18 06:37:38 UTC 2010

From:    James Harbeck<jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA>

> A new internet "meme" being passed around:

> http://jezebel.com/5691185/your-latest-internet-meme--tons-of-fucking-sequins

> Assuming its popularity is sufficiently widespread, expect to see a
> little fad for "tons of... fuckin' X" come and go.

Is this really a snowclone? Given the workaday use of both "tons of" and
"fucking" as intensifying modifiers, this doesn't seem like a snowclone
to me any more than "a lot of [insert size] X" would be.

David Bowie

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