Comments on "Gay cowboys singlehandedly change flow of language" - Faerye Net 2006-04-28T15:24:05+00:00 Re: Ahem. 2006-04-28T15:24:05+00:00 2006-04-28T15:24:05+00:00 <p>Missy, it isn&#8217;t that I don&#8217;t <em>trust</em> you as such, it&#8217;s that I thought <em>King Kong</em> was pretty much the best movie of 2005, and you thought it wasn&#8217;t watchable. We are&#8230;different.</p> felicity Re: I'm confused 2006-04-25T12:40:59+00:00 2006-04-25T12:40:59+00:00 <p>I&#8217;m by no means arguing that the movie invented the usage. The invention of usages and their resultant spread from various movies, TV shows and songs is easy to establish and, scientifically speaking, <em>gajillions</em> of examples exist. (I&#8217;m wery scientific.)<br /> <br /> However, in this case, I&#8217;m saying it&#8217;s not a usage that would have been considered <em>current</em> this time last year. Something has changed such that it IS current; and if there&#8217;d been a specific revival or popular cover of one of those songs, I might think that was the reason. A famous line from this movie, however, contains the usage, and that line was in the most aired trailer, and in every parody of that trailer that raged across the Intarneb at the time&#8230;so I attributed the rising currency to that.<br /> <br /> However, someone told me recently that it already had currency in the South, so this is all just hot air. :p</p> felicity Ahem. 2006-04-25T07:16:26+00:00 2006-04-25T07:16:26+00:00 <p>It is not &#8220;a tearjerky romance,&#8221; although it makes most people cry. It is IMHO the best film of 2005. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend seeing it. MSH and I rented it Saturday night. (2nd time for me.)</p> sister sledge I'm confused 2006-04-24T18:22:55+00:00 2006-04-24T18:22:55+00:00 <p>Where did you get the notion that this phrase arose due to the film? Having not seen it myself, I cannot speak to this usage of this phrase in the film, but the phrase &#8220;quit you&#8221; has been used in blues and other music genres for quite some time. Examples include songs by John Lee Hooker and Led Zeppelin among others.</p> grizelda MC Hammer 2006-04-21T07:41:26+00:00 2006-04-21T07:41:26+00:00 <p>Legit</p> EMeta