Talk:all-too-familiar

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Sum of parts? The example sentence looks wrong as well; I don't think this should be hyphenated when used predicatively. Equinox 00:02, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Can a hyphenated form be a sum of parts? Anyway, I find a lot of Google hits of adjectival use of the hyphenated form google:"all-too-familiar", when used atttributively, not predicatively, such as in "an all-too-familiar story". For me as a non-native speaker, even the form all too familiar seems idiomatic. And isn't this term actually synonymous to notorious, including its negative connotation? --Dan Polansky 12:05, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Just to address your first point, yes, a hyphenated phrase can be an SoP. Lots of nouns are SoPs, such as kitchen wall, but three cites "kitchen-wall painter|ornament|whatever" does not measn we should have the entry kitchen-wall.—msh210 00:41, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
It’s idiomatic. If it were SoP, it would mean "all of those things in question are excessively familiar"...which is nonsense. —Stephen 20:45, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
We have an entry for all too, which may or may to be idiomatic. If this is SoP, I would think that it would be with reference to that headword. all too often, all too common, all too rare, all too easy, and others in hyphenated and adverbial variants would make this construction a rich source of new, very-low-value entries. DCDuring Holiday Greetings! 22:44, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
The entry for "all too" seems to do at least a part of the job. There is an analogous term in German: "allzu"—too, overly—in addition to "zu"—too; excessively. It seems that "all" is used in "all too" as an intensifier. --Dan Polansky 14:37, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Delete SoP: all too. This belongs at RFD.—msh210 19:46, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Belongs in RFD. Delete as sum of parts: all too + familiar. DAVilla 06:51, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Deleted. Equinox 00:15, 13 May 2009 (UTC)