Coming full circle on "X is the new Y"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 21 04:29:37 UTC 2008

If memory serves, the origin of this now ubiquitous snowclone/meme
was "X is the new black".  In the current New Yorker, there's a
post-election cartoon whose caption observes, "Black is the new


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