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Susannah Dingley
570351.  Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:57 pm Reply with quote

I thought it was an insect that abuses children.

 
monzac
597881.  Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:45 am Reply with quote

dcmarshall wrote:
What is the term given to someone who's job could be the same as their surname i.e: John Baker is a baker.
The term is aptronym, as in Dr Diskin, chiropractor and Dr I. Tooth... guess what that one does for a living! I once went to a doctor named Dr Stillwell, but he wasn't. I noticed his obituary in the paper a week after I'd seen him!

 
CB27
597939.  Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:57 am Reply with quote

Hope he didn't catch whatever he got from you :)

 
Celebaelin
597953.  Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:52 am Reply with quote

Dr. Know wrote:
Pedantity? Pedantlitude? Pedantocity? Pedantiness?

Buffyspeak!

 
monzac
598158.  Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:26 am Reply with quote

What is the term for Buffyspeak?

 
suze
598213.  Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:11 am Reply with quote

It's very similar to Valspeak.

Valspeak is so called because it's what Valley Girls talk - they being young middle class women living in the San Fernando Valley (the "posh bit" of Los Angeles). In Buffy, Cordelia in particular was classic Valley Girl; Buffy herself had the 'Speak but not the attitudes.

In the 80s and 90s, elements of Valspeak spread right along the west coast. They certainly reached Vancouver, and I have to confess that I can do Valspeak without having to think too hard.

It's, like, so totally gnarly. And when you're out soaking up the UVs with, like your Aviators on top of your head, you know, like all the tubular Betties talk this way.

Oh My God, as if ...

 
samivel
598247.  Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:29 am Reply with quote

Whatever.

 
monzac
598371.  Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:58 pm Reply with quote

monzac wrote:
What is the term for Buffyspeak?


Question more on the lines of 'Is there a term for vampireslayer speech?'

 
CB27
598533.  Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:41 am Reply with quote

I thought BuffySpeak was talking with a bit of a squeak.

 
Davini994
598566.  Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:51 am Reply with quote

I have a 19 year old smoggie relative who slips into it at times, which is quite disturbing, and I suppose fairly interesting.

 
monzac
598727.  Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:16 am Reply with quote

CB27 wrote:
I thought BuffySpeak was talking with a bit of a squeak.


So, Squeakspeak?

 
Bondee
598826.  Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:53 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
It's very similar to Valspeak.

Valspeak is so called because it's what Valley Girls talk - they being young middle class women living in the San Fernando Valley (the "posh bit" of Los Angeles). In Buffy, Cordelia in particular was classic Valley Girl; Buffy herself had the 'Speak but not the attitudes.

In the 80s and 90s, elements of Valspeak spread right along the west coast. They certainly reached Vancouver, and I have to confess that I can do Valspeak without having to think too hard.

It's, like, so totally gnarly. And when you're out soaking up the UVs with, like your Aviators on top of your head, you know, like all the tubular Betties talk this way.

Oh My God, as if ...


Have a listen to Valley Girl by Frank Zappa for a perfect example.
(link to YouTube)

 
monzac
598967.  Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:25 am Reply with quote

What is the term for compulsive quizzers?

 
thedrew
624110.  Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:16 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Valspeak is so called because it's what Valley Girls talk - they being young middle class women living in the San Fernando Valley (the "posh bit" of Los Angeles).


I would not characterize San Fernando as "the posh bit." Beverly or PV perhaps, but totally not the Valley.

What you're experiencing in Vancouver is much closer to California surfer speak than proper Valley Girl. They're related, the speaker's voice is still in the back of his/her throat - but the language and stress are different.

Sweet, doggy. You're stoked. Totally.

 
Jenny
624139.  Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:48 pm Reply with quote

Totally always sounds like toadly to me when I hear it in that accent.

 

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