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Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
April 22nd, 2007
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)

What's wrong with...

... "paraphrase"? I mean, "Have Spacesuit Will Travel" is a "snowclone" of "Have Gun Will Travel"? Why not a paraphrase of that?
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Date:April 23rd, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)

Re: What's wrong with...

"Paraphrase" is usually used to indicate rephrasing, i.e. putting the same substance in a different form. Snowcloning is quite the opposite -- it is the re-use of a well-known form with new content, formally analogous to the well-known content, but different from it.
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