It’s Thursday which means the weekend is in sight (though I realise this may not mean a break for everyone). In this spirit, I am sharing ’18 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Quotes You’ve Used at the Office’. I have definitely shouted ‘Undo it, undo it’ at a computer when it has eaten my work.
This article also reminded me of the pleasure to be found in the verbage in Buffy. Of any programme I watched it had the greatest influence on how I spoke as a teenager (followed closely by Clueless, 1995). I distinctly remembering my peers critiquing my American Question Intonation. Whilst there has been much research into the use of language in Buffy, the first paper I saw on this subject was at the inaugural OGOM conference in 2010. This paper, given by Malgorzata Drewniok, became a chapter in the OGOM book entitled ‘”I feel strong. I feel different”: transformations, vampires and language in Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘. Having re-read it, it has made me consider the importance of language in Gothic texts, especially those aimed at the YA market where language can be used to show further difference between supes, teens and adults.