[Ads-l] the KY

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 24 13:19:53 EDT 2017


There's something to that...

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https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/the-o-c-reunion-at-atx-television-festival-1201793907/
The famous line “welcome to the O.C., b-tch” was inspired by water polo
players at USC where ["The O.C." creator Josh] Schwartz went to school —
and so was the show’s title.
The most famous line of the series, uttered by Luke (Chris Carmack) to Ryan
(Ben McKenzie), came from Schwartz, who was playfully making fun of the
water polo players at USC.
“When I was at SC, there were all these waterpolo guys that refer to Orange
County as ‘the O.C.’…as if they were referring to ‘the LBC,'” Schwartz
said, laughing that Orange County is not nearly as hard as Long Beach, but
the blonde athletes definitely thought it was.
“It was always a bit of an ironic title for us,” Schwartz said.
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On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 12:05 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> And "The O.C." seems to me to have originally been an ironic twist on "The
> LBC."
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> "The [Two Letters]" may have more to do with "The O.C." if I had to guess.
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> On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 1:09 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > Reminiscent of "The Lou" for Saint Louis and of "the Cope, the Stock, and
> > the Dam" for the Big Three of Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Amsterdam, not
> to
> > mention Charlie Parker's "Scrapple from the Apple."
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:59 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > David Gregory, author, anchor , and commentator on CNN:
> > >
> > > "The KY is so fascinating, both because I have a lot of family down in
> > the
> > > KY, which the governor knows, but you've also got Mitch McConnell, you
> > got
> > > Rand Paul. It's fascinating!"
> > >
> > >
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