TV Words

Ed Keer edkeer at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 6 16:50:06 UTC 2006

They say the 'ma' infix in 'saxamaphone' is from Homer on the Simpsons. However, it also appears in the Dr. Seuss book The Lorax in 'whispermaphone'--the thing that the Onceler uses to tell you the story of the Lorax from his attic. I don't know if the Simpsons writers took it specifically from there or not. But it's there.


----- Original Message ----
From: Mark Peters <markpeters33 at YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, December 6, 2006 11:17:11 AM
Subject: TV Words

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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