"...said no one ever"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 30 17:01:43 UTC 2013

On Mar 30, 2013, at 12:43 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:

> A new Denny's commercial capitalizes on an online meme:
> www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPC83EzU3fA
> "That's too much bacon… said no one ever!"
> Some background on "said no one ever":
> http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/said-no-one-ever
> It resembles retro "not" of Wayne's World fame, but the negation is more
> categorical.
I've noticed this too, I thought as a tag on the Seth Meyers Weekend Update segment on the current incarnation of SNL.  I don't see any cites to him, though, so I may have merged "said no one/nobody ever" with one of his devices.


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