"Give me some sugar."

Mark Peters markpeters33 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Dec 18 23:03:41 UTC 2007

I get the impression that's a popular expression in movies and TV. I remember the Angel episode too, plus it was used in Army of Darkness (1992). I feel like I've heard it a million times, though never in real life.


Jim Parish <jparish at SIUE.EDU> wrote:
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Wilson Gray wrote:
> So, I guess that this is still almost surely only a Down-Home expression.

I haven't encountered it in person, but it was used on an episode of the
vampire drama "Angel"; it was put in the mouth of Cordelia Chase, who
was basically a Valley girl. (She had been possessed, or perhaps
corrupted, by a renegade divinity, and was speaking to a monster made
out of rock and devil-like in shape. For whatever that's worth...)

Jim Parish

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