November 21, 2006

Snowclones in the New Scientist

Mentioned, but also used:

When Saddam Hussein claimed the first Gulf war would be "the mother of all battles", he coined an endlessly reusable formula that has given us the mother of all plagues, stink bombs, waves, firework displays and brain cells (all, alas, taken from the pages of the mother of all science magazines).

Posted by Mark Liberman at November 21, 2006 04:34 PM