Saturday, April 16, 2005

Examples of Buffy Speak...

+age: Almost any word can have the ending "age" tacked onto the end of it.
EXAMPLES: "Thus freeing us up for world savage."
"Willow kissage!"
"Any sparkage?"

Nouning: Turning words from adjatives into nouns.
EXAMPLES: "Love makes you do the wacky!"
"Stop with the cryptic, you're scaring me!"
"It gives me a happy!"

People: Use people (or fictional characters) who have specific personality traits to point out these traits in others.
EXAMPLES: "I can't believe you, of all people, are trying to Scully me!"
"My eyes are hazel, Helen Keller."
"Calm may work for Locutus of Borg here, but I'm
freaked out and I intend to stay that way!"

Wake up and smell the ...: Most effective when referring to dating.
EXAMPLES: "You can't spend the rest of your life waiting for Xander
to wake up and smell the hottie!"
"Wake up and smell the seduction!"

... much?: Use this to insult/point out problems people are having.
EXAMPLES: "Okay, overidentify much?"
"Pathetic much?"

Changing endings: Changing the endings on a word has interesting results.
EXAMPLES: Giles: Punishing yourself like this is pointless. Buffy:
it's entirely pointy!
"This could be mathier!"

Breaking words: Similar results can be had by breaking words into pieces.
EXAMPLES: Giles: I'm quite flummoxed. Buffy: What's the flum?
Buffy: How do you get to be renowned? I mean like,
do you have to be nowned first? Willow: Yes, first
there is the painful nowning process.

NOTE: This is one of the few aspects of Slayer-speak wich Giles uses.
EXAMPLES: "Just because the paranormal is more normal and less
para of late, that is no excuse for tardiness or
letting down your gaurd!"
"Buffy, I believe the subtext here is rapidly be coming
uh ... text."

Wig: Use this word instead of freaking, crazy, or scared. Conjucations
include wiggins, wiggy, and maxi-wig.

2 Comments:

At 8:04 am, Blogger Chris said...

Ok. I am going to have to come out of the closet and drop a clue or two (although, you probably have more than I in the clue department). Most of these examples of "Buffy" speak come out of the highly charged slang of Southern California, which itself came out of the "Valley Girl" speak of the mid to late 1980's. Listen to Buffy in the original movie to get a glimpse of it.

If you read the stage directions and script for the first episode of Buffy (on the Buffy first season DVD) and listen to the commentary track on the first two episodes, Joss gives you the reason for "Buffy" speak was to give the American audience a notion that this was in fact Southern California and not somewhere else in America.

I am sure that you are very aware of all of this and clued in to the max. Anyway, good luck with your presentation!

 
At 6:22 pm, Blogger Soffia Fransiska said...

Hef aldrei pælt í þessu, en Buffy speak er cool ritgerðarefni!

 

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