Gag Lines

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Gag lines or catchphrases are lines such as as "Yngvi Is a Louse!" which get circulation well beyond their limited original use. They were frequently used as linos and can be fannish shibboleths.

See Category:catchphrase for others.

From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
Short, well-known sentences. Theoretically they are good for a laugh any time, if used properly; actually their meaning and function may vary considerably with the context. Gag lines famous in fandom include "The Gostak Distims the Doshes", "Goshwowboyoboy", "Yngvi is a louse", "Savage sullen defiant and contemptuous", and "Who sawed Courtney's Boat?" (They never did find out.)
From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
Short, well-known sentences. Theoretically they are good for a laugh any time, if used properly; actually their meaning and function may vary considerably with the context. Gag lines famous in fandom are "Who Is Anthony Gilmore?", and "The Gostak distims the doshes", "Gosh-wow-boyoboy", "Yngvi Is a Louse!", and "Unendurable Pleasure Indefinitely Prolonged".

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