"Bill & Ted's" Quotations

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Thu Oct 20 05:30:16 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Benjamin Zimmer
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 8:20 PM
> Subject: Re: "Bill & Ted's" Quotations
> Just had a chance to refamiliarize myself with _B&T_. Interjectional
> "excellent" is used near the beginning of the film, uttered in unison by
> Bill and Ted and accompanied by an air-guitar flourish:

Yes, but the simple exclamation "excellent!" is neither original to, nor
especially emblematic of the film. "Excellent!" was in my vocabulary during
high school in the late 70s.

--Dave Wilton
  dave at wilton.net

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