“At last a suitable name has been proposed for the some-assembly-required adaptable cliché frames” http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000350.html

  • If Eskimos have N words for snow, X surely have Y words for Z.
  • In space, no one can hear you X.
  • X is the new Y.
  • Once a(n) X, always a(n) X
    • semel X, semper X
    • X un jour, X toujours
    • einmal X, immer X
  • One man's X is another man's Y
  • What is this 'X' of which you speak?
  • to X or not to X?

as seen in agoraphilia and the language log.