Linguistic Contributions of Batman

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jan 22 16:03:11 UTC 2011

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At 1/22/2011 08:20 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>For an article I am writing on the impact of Batman on the English
>language, I would welcome suggestions of words, phrases,
>catchphrases, quotations, snowclones, and other linguistic memes
>originated or popularized by the Batman comic books, TV show, and movies.

"POW!"  Often seen as the clue or answer in crossword puzzles.  For
example:  As a clue, "'Pow!' response."  As an answer, to a clue like
"Batman sound effect", or "Seen in Batman comics", etc.


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