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Shyamalan

analogy Noun
A bizarre and thoroughly unexpected twist to a story, often metaphysical. It comes from the famous Hollywood director, M. Night Shyamalan, whose movies often contain such a twist.
 
Usually it is used in the phrase "directed by M. Night Shyamalan" as an appendage after the twist is revealed. For example, "Then it turned out that the detectives were actually the murderers the whole time. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan".
Etymology : It comes from the last name of the Hollywood director M. Night Shyamalan.
Source : Saw as an internet fad on the online social networking site Reddit. http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cr48p/can_someone_please_explain_the_m_night_shyamalan/ Have heard it said in real life as well.
Last modified: 4 December 2011


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