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bartles and james bond
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2013/05/11
10:30am
Troy Matthews
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Is there a name for this sort of thing?

 
Making a three word phrase out of two two word phrases that share the same last and first word.
 
Other examples off the top of my head:
 
game over rated
butterfly kisses ass
data dump truck
 
 
Could be longer phrases:
 
time flies in the ointment
shooting star ship enterprise
red state of confusion
 
Phrases like this come to me all the time, and I know I can’t be the only one. Is there a name for them?
 
Many thanks and love the show.
2013/05/11
6:59pm
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