TV Words

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Dec 6 16:37:30 UTC 2006

"five-oh" and "ten-four" (not started on TV, but surely introduced to
most of the culture there)
Dilithium Crystals
"morning wood" (for erection, heard on Beavis and Butthead)
Schwing! (Wayne's World)
Hiyo! (Ed McMahon)
'splainin' (As in, "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do)
precip (for precipitation, see any local weather show)

No doubt there are a ton of words from ESPN alone -- it would be
difficult to separate their slang from sports slang in general.

I'd really be interested in seeing your list as it stands now, maybe you
could post it?

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> I'm working on a big project about words (not catchphrases)
> that started on TV shows. I'm interested in both successful
> and unsuccessful words, and I already have a boatload of
> terms from the usual suspects (Seinfeld, Simpsons, Buffy,
> Daily Show, Colbert). I need words from a wider range of old
> and new shows.
>   Suggestions? I appreciate any leads.
>   Mark Peters
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