Are we snowcloning yet?

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Zippy produces an elaborate instance of the snowclone Are We X Yet? (see here for our last mention of the snowclone, in Zippy's "Are we playing “Risk” in an underground bunker beneath th’ White House yet??"), and Griffy replies with a variant of the proverb "If the shoe fits, wear it" (which the New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy says was originally "If the cap fits, …", possibly referring to a fool's cap).


  1. Josh Millard said,

    June 24, 2008 @ 11:21 am

    When in Dingburg…

  2. Coby Lubliner said,

    June 24, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

    Does anyone know why Bill Griffith invariably writes TH' instead of THE?

  3. Karen said,

    June 24, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

    I think he does it to suggest the pronunciation with schwa rather than the stressed, long-e one.

  4. Josh Millard said,

    June 24, 2008 @ 1:17 pm

    Or even with the schwa itself swallowed where possible, just a little dental fricative (?) leading right on into the next word: "th' muu-muu" becomes "ð mumu" or something like that.

  5. mollymooly said,

    June 24, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

    Never heard of "if the shoe fits" in my life till this minute. It's still a cap on this side of the pond.

  6. john riemann soong said,

    June 24, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

    An unrelated comment, but do you know what happened to the RSS feed? It refuses to load.

  7. Rick S said,

    June 25, 2008 @ 4:30 pm

    The "eth" character in Josh Millard's post is being diagnosed as an "invalid character" in the RSS feed, by Internet Explorer 7 at least. I don't know how to fix it either.

  8. Josh Millard said,

    June 25, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

    Oof. Nix that sucker, then.

  9. Rick S said,

    June 28, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

    On studying the feed problem further, I see I was either mistaken or somebody replaced the "eth" character with the valid SGML/XML character (Unicode U+00F0). However, there is now an invalid character in the next post, #274. I will add a comment to that post in hopes it gets fixed.

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