Free Online Dictionary
|Babylon English English dictionary||Download this dictionary|
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")
The following video provides you with the correct English pronunciation of the word "wellerism", to help you become a better English speaker.
|Wikipedia English The Free Encyclopedia||Download this dictionary|
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.
|See more at Wikipedia.org...|
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
|WordNet 2.0 Dictionary||Download this dictionary|
1. a comparison comprising a well-known quotation followed by a facetious sequel
(hypernym) rhetorical device
|Babylon English-Norwegian||Download this dictionary|
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")
|Babylon English-Danish||Download this dictionary|
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")
| wellerism in French | wellerism in Italian | wellerism in Spanish | wellerism in German | wellerism in Turkish | wellerism in Hebrew | wellerism in Arabic | wellerism in Danish | wellerism in Norwegian | wellerism in Swedish
You think you have ethics... Take the survey NOW!