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n. expression of comparison generally composed of a well-known proverb or quotation followed by a humorous sequel (e.g.: "Every one to his own taste', said the old farmer and he kissed the cow")
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Wellerisms, named after Sam Weller in Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers, make fun of established clichés and proverbs by showing that they are wrong in certain situations, often when taken literally. In this sense, wellerisms that include proverbs are a type of anti-proverb. Typically a Wellerism consists of three parts: a proverb or saying, a speaker, and an often humorously literal explanation.
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1. a comparison comprising a well-known quotation followed by a facetious sequel
(hypernym) rhetorical device
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s. wellerisme, satirisk vers som vanligvis består av et velkjent ordtak eller sitat etterfulgt av en humoristisk fortsettelse (dvs.: "Smaken er som baken, sa den gamle bonden og kysset kua")
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n. wellerisme, sammenlignende udtryk sædvanligvis bestående af et velkendt ordsprog eller citat efterfulgt af en humorisktisk fortsættelse (fx "Hver sin smag" sagde den gamle bonde og kyssede koen")
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