"What's that got to do with the price of pickles in Park Slope?"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 23 00:36:52 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
> yes, as i said, both playful variations and snowclones are for the most part intentionally chosen. i don't see how that's something bad ("artificial"). but maybe you're assuming that people should always use off-the-shelf formulas rather than varying them to serve their purposes. (i hope not.)

apples & oranges

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