My brother was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and certainly picked up some Buffy slang when he watched the show.
So I’ve sent him this blog post from Oxford Dictionaries, which is all about the language of the show. It’s in honour of one of the actors who turned 50 this week (James Marsters, who played Spike).
Here’s an extract from the post:
Beyond the purely slay-related, Buffy and her Scooby Gang, like any social group, have their own in-words. The Scoobies’ preferred terms for freak out andthe creeps are wig and wiggins; they might argue, for example, that Buffy’s mother totally wigs about her slayage. While they have exceptional coping skills, it’s rare for them to deal with anything; instead – laconically, pithily, punchily – they deal. Slayer Faith has a (frequently sarcastic) signature phrase for fine, good, cool, five-by-five, while all the Scoobies are strongly associated with much. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, in fact, it wasBuffy, both the film and the TV series, that popularized the use of much with a ‘preceding adjective, infinitive verb, or noun phrase, forming an elliptical comment or question’. (Geek out, much?)
Take a look at the full post here.