Appendix:Snowclones/X is the new Y

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Its first form, "X is the Y of Z", was said by Diana Vreeland as "pink is the navy blue of India" in the early 1960s. This phrase was originally used with colors, and the "X is the new Y" form appeared in the 1980s with many colors being referred to as "the new black".

Phrase[edit]

X is the new Y

  1. (snowclone) Used to state that X is now fashionable (or common, etc), where Y was before.
    pink is the new black, fake is the new real, night is the new day

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