This week’s theme is Geeky Expressions Only Your Friends Would Understand. In this case, friends and family. Here’s the quick ‘n’ dirty on quoted inside references among my tribe:
The facts were these…
(it has to be said in the narrator’s voice)
This sweet and quirky TV show, starring one my favorite Wonderfalls alums, Lee Pace, was a family event for the first season. It’s one of the few TV shows my dad will quote, and so I find it charming and hilarious that he (and everyone else in my family) does so.
Everybody roll a D20
Usually spoken by our D&D group GM, who will also be our wedding officiant, these words always incite a groan. Technically, when it’s this vague, it could be a good or a bad thing, high or low roll. But we’ve co-opted it among the group as a stand-in for “shit is about to go down”.
She turned me into a newt!
Like most quotes from Monty Python (and Princess Bride and Labyrinth), you should ONLY bust this out around my cohorts if you want to hear the entire rest of the movie, quoted line for line in round robin style. No joke- this happened at Escondido Ren Faire a few years ago, with the Wild and one of the pirate guilds. We even covered Eddie Izzard’s entire Dress to Kill standup routine. Serious geekery.
The house call for Casa Calisayla, my New World Magischola house. All the other houses have a call and response, but we go straight to howling like coyotes. We probably sound insane to everyone else, but it’s the house way to say “I’ve got your back, we’re in this together, you are never going to have to go it alone”.
And then usually the partner line, as spoken by Inigo Montoya. When is it NOT appropriate to bust this expression out, and see which Princess Bride fans’ ears perk up?!