"Team Conan" and the "Team X" meme

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Jan 13 08:15:19 UTC 2010

In my latest Word Routes column, I consider the rapid success of "Team
Conan" (in support of Conan O'Brien) and trace the development of the
"Team X" meme more generally.


It's somewhat similar to "X Nation," discussed here a few years ago.
Both are examples of what Arnold Zwicky calls "snowclonelet


--Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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