January 18, 2004

Another snowclone

Jonas Söderström, an information architect in Sweden (and major Procol Harum fan), reports another snowclone:

an  Xer  shade  of   Y

He notes that a whole page on the variations in common parlance stemming from the title line of the 1967 classic "A whiter shade of pale" can be found on a Procol Harum fan site called Beyond the Pale.

Posted by Geoffrey K. Pullum at January 18, 2004 09:29 PM