“Have Gun – Will Travel” lives on (as a linguistic “snowclone” and via modern digital media)

Today, the linguistic formula “Have X [some work tool] – Will Y [do something]” is firmly cemented into our language. Prior to 1957, it wasn’t. Then, on September 14, 1957, the great Western TV series Have Gun – Will Travel premiered on the CBS network. (The first episode was titled “Three Bells to Perdido.”) Soon … Read more