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vampires

Vampires say the funniest things! A quiz of quotations from famous bloodsuckers

Can you identify the blood-sucking origins of these quotations? Like those of the creature itself, the origins of the word vampire are somewhat mysterious. The word comes to English from the Hungarian, perhaps having its roots in a Turkish word for a witch. It was introduced into English around the early 1700s in fascinating accounts […]

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Buffy Speak has become an important part of the English language

The language of Buffy Speak

There are certain words and phrases that a Buffy fan recognizes instantly. There is, to begin with, the professional jargon of Slayerdom. It is the duty and occupation of the Slayer, or Chosen One, to slay, by staking, vampires. The Slayer is trained and assisted in this task by her Watcher, under the aegis of […]

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