Snowclone studying: "Is The New"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 2 23:56:34 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Jesse Sheidlower <jester at> wrote:
> A project "documents every instance of the phrase 'is the new'
> encountered from various sources in 2005."

"Color is the new black and white."


"Space is the new n-dash."

Not unexpectedly, IMO,

"African-American is the new black"

didn't make the cut, either.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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