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«Bis dat, qui cito dat»

«Gegengabe» in Paremiology, Folklore, Language, and Literature – Honoring Wolfgang Mieder on His Seventieth Birthday

Christian Grandl and Kevin J. McKenna

Bis dat, qui cito dat – never has a proverb more aptly applied to an individual than does this Medieval Latin saying to Wolfgang Mieder. «He gives twice who gives quickly» captures the essence of his entire career, his professional as well as personal life. As a Gegengabe, this international festschrift honors Wolfgang Mieder on the occasion of his seventieth birthday for his contributions to world scholarship and his kindness, generosity, and philanthropy. Seventy-one friends and colleagues from around the world have contributed sixty-six essays in six languages to this volume, representative of the scope and breadth of his impressive scholarship in paremiology, folklore, language, and literature. This gift in return provides new insights from acknowledged experts from various fields of research.
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On the Hypervariability of Some Fixed Expressions on the Internet

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Arvo Krikmann

The contemporary Internet abounds in all kinds of sayings, as well as their modifications and improvisations induced by them – "usual" proverbs, parodies of proverbs (so-called anti-proverbs), aphorisms, proverbial phrases, idioms, slogans, metaphors, demotivators entitled with folkloric "memes," etc., etc., which raise difficult questions for the general theory of folklore:

•Which of these text variants belong to folklore and which ones do not?

•Is it somehow possible to divide that jungle of texts into a certain number of "different proverbs" (i.e., discrete typological, or "emic" units)?

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