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cander0000
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08:12:53 PM Jan 1st 2011
weren't these called snowclones.... or did that catch on?
zakharin
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09:33:24 AM Oct 22nd 2010
Samson is not an example of this. It's from biblical Hebrew, Shimshon, meaning sun
Tolkiendil
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04:19:06 PM Apr 22nd 2010
edited by Tolkiendil
What exactly is the difference/distinction between this trope and Patronymic? If there is supposed to be one, it is not made very clear in the text.
GordyLechance
06:04:18 PM Apr 22nd 2010
The fact it is also a frequently used Stock Phrase that is culturally significant in heroic film and literature.
Tolkiendil
08:14:18 AM Oct 28th 2010
Yeah, but... anyone using patronymics kind of has to say that phrase, or there would be no use of a patronymic.
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