Posted by TheFallen on March 06, 2002
In Reply to: Re: X-Files slang posted by ESC on March 05, 2002
: : : I heard this for the first time yesterday. It has to do with the American television series "The X-Files," which I don't know much about. There's a detective character named Fox Mulder (hope I'm spelling his name correctly) who ferrets out information and pieces things together to arrive at conclusions (I gather). You get the idea.
: : That's interesting. I wonder if it's used in the US. In Britain it's not uncommon to hear people use expressions that directly relate to people in the news. So you might hear the following: "The new intern was trying to do a Monica with the boss." (I've choosen an example both sides of the pond will understand.) To change a person's name to a verb seems to fit with this. I don't think I have ever run across this in the US, but then I have only been back for a relatively short time. Has anyone else?
: : And the x-files? Think of many variations on the themes of bugs, people without skin and space aliens. That's all you need to know and probably more than you wanted to.
: : C
: No luck. But I had fun looking.
X-Phile: Term for someone who is obsessed with the X-files.
: Example: He watches the X-Files every day? What an X-Phile! From http://www.slangsite.com/ "SlangSite.com is a dictionary of slang, webspeak, made up words, and colloquialisms."
: Mulderism/Scullyism - Any remark of irony or humor made by the characters
to lighten the mood, etc. (anything funny). http://www.geocities.com/phileatheart/main2.html
Over here in the UK (well, London at least) the phrase "bunny boiler" to describe a woman who looks like she might rapidly become worryingly obsessive and clingy if ever dated is in fairly wide usage - the link being to the psychotic character played by Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction".