10.04.2007

Mc - Isms for Thursday

Ok - so tonight is the night. It will determine how I feel about the rest of the season of Grey's Anatomy. It is my escape from the week. An escape from all that irritates, angers, frustrates, boggles, upsets, confuses - ME! It's MY TIME. So I was cruising around my head for something thought provoking - something funny - something riveting. NOTHING. I once again - feel like crap. I look like crap. I probably smell like crap. I am crap. wait - let me search the origin of the word crap - i use it a TON!

Wikipedia says this:

The word "crap" is old in the English language, one of a group of verbs applied to discarded cast offs, like "residue from renderings" (1490s) or in Shropshire, "dregs of beer or ale", meanings probably extended from Middle English crappe "chaff, or grain that has been trodden underfoot in a barn" (c. 1440s), deriving ultimately from Late Latin crappa, "chaff".

That sums it up beautifully... I feel as though I have been trodden underfoot in an effin barn! (prob. look that way too , today.)

So - sweet blog friends - I leave you with some Mc - Isms... I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! (compliments of www.wikipedia.com)

Happy Grey's Day!

McLabelling
In Grey's Anatomy, the characters coin certain important words that are often used in their dialogue with the prefix "Mc". This trend is known as McLabelling.[1] There have been many instances where they have used McLabelling to describe and highlight certain events or characters:

[edit] Season 1
McBird - The first of the trend used by another intern to describe the patient that George is performing on. (Episode 1: A Hard Day's Night)
McDreamy - The nickname given to Derek Shepherd by Cristina Yang. (Episode 2: The First Cut is the Deepest)

[edit] Season 2
McMarried - Used by George O'Malley to describe Derek Shepherd's marital status. (Episode 1: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head)
McWhat - said by Izzie after she found out that Derek was married. (Episode 1: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head)
McDog - The dog shared by Derek and Meredith named Doc. (Episode 16: It's the End of the World)
McLife - the term used by Meredith to describe Addison Montgomery-Shepherd's influence over her life. Addison has Derek and now her dog. (Episode 16: It's the End of the World)
McSexy - a suggestion for a nickname for Mark Sloan when he first arrived to Seattle Grace. (Episode 18: Yesterday)
McYummy - another suggestion for a nickname for Mark Sloan. (Episode 18: Yesterday)
McSteamy - the nickname that Izzy, Meredith and Christina agreed for Mark Sloan. (Episode 18: Yesterday)
McVomit - the term for George's disgust of the new nickname for Mark Sloan.(Episode 18: Yesterday)
McHot - used by Alex Karev to describe Addison Montgomery-Shepherd.(Episode 18: Yesterday)
McYeah - George's assertion with the term used to describe Addison. (Episode 18: Yesterday)
McDreamy - While this nickname is used to describe Derek Shepherd, Izzy also uses this nickname to describe George being the centre of Callie's attraction. (Episode 22: Name of the Game)
McVet - given to veterinarian Finn Dandridge. (Episode 23: Blues for Sister Someone)

[edit] Season 3
McGuilty - what Cristina calls Derek following his extramarital sex with Meredith at the prom that is being hosted in the hospital. (Episode 1: Time Has Come Today)
McBaby - what Cristina calls Meredith’s suspected pregnancy. (Episode 4: What I Am)
McNasty - George describing what Derek had allegedly done with the woman in his trailer. Unbeknownst to them, the woman was Derek's sister, Nancy. (Episode 6: Let the Angels Commit)
McHottie - George's term for Derek's sister, Nancy. (Episode 6: Let the Angels Commit)
McBastard - George labelling Derek, assuming that he was going to have intercourse with the woman in his trailer.(Episode 6: Let the Angels Commit)
McSister - given to Derek's sister, Nancy. (Episode 6: Let the Angels Commit)
McBitchy - Izzie refers to Derek’s sister, Nancy, after she insinuates that Meredith is the reason for the Shepherds’ divorce. (Episode 6: Let the Angels Commit)
McFreakin' Code of Silence - Callie yells at Meredith about telling George her secret affair with Sloan (Episode 9: From a Whisper to a Scream)
McSex - Callie’s reference to catching Meredith and Derek having sex at the prom.(Episode 9: From a Whisper to a Scream)
McLove Life - Christina's reference to Meredith's relationships (Episode 16: Drowning on Dry Land)
McCrap - Christina describing Meredith's problems.(Episode 16: Drowning on Dry Land)

[edit] "Seriously"
The characters often say "seriously", usually at the end of a sentence, as a question or as a pronouncement. Krista Vernoff is credited with the introduction of the catchphrase, "seriously" into the dialogue of Grey's Anatomy episodes. Series creator Shonda Rhimes says that Vernoff used it frequently in the writer's room, and "said correctly, it can convey sarcasm, dismay, disbelief, a sense of moral and ethical superiority, and gentle chastising punishment, all at once."[2]

[edit] Sexually-Related Terms
Network censors make it difficult for writers to use sexually-related terms such as the word "vagina", which has led to several euphemisms for female genitalia or other sexually-related terms. These include:
"va-jay-jay" (Season 2 - Episode 17: As We Know It [Part 2])
"good girl" (Season 2 - Episode 24: Damage Case)
"hoo-hoo" (Season 3 - Episode 21: Desire).
In addition, network censoring caused the writers to use the phrase "cashing in [her] V-card" (Season 2 - Episode 27: Losing My Religion)was used as a euphemism for losing one's virginity.

[edit] "Whatever"
Meredith's dialogue involves her talking and using well-known phrases but she trails off at the end and replaces the last word with "whatever".

[edit] Season 3
"There are rules to this friendship thing or whatever" (Episode 7: Where the Boys Are)
"There's too much water under the thing or whatever" (Episode 7: Where the Boys Are)
"You are not my knight in shining whatever" (Episode 15: Walk on Water)
"I had a near-death whatever" (Episode 18: Scars and Souvenirs)


3 comments:

Melonie said...

I'll be Mcwatching right along with you Sister. You are not crap, you do not look like crap you are McFabulous! Say it! I am McFabulous.
Chin up Girl! I know you've had a long run of bad health but know that we are here and listening. It will get better I promise. (((HUGS))) and Happy Thursday night TV!

Gina said...

oh sweet GA thursday!! I totally forgot today is grey's day, as aside from the crazy news of the morning, my angels were less than angelic today. So, what a perk-up for you to remind me that it's grey's day!

btw, we were not "trying" so much as just being open to God's plan. ;) Our lives of "being open" had been going on for about 6 months before this big fat positive. DH is so excited. LOL.

praying for you to find some health answers...hugs to ya!

Anonymous said...

Bon Bon
Mcreally...you are not crap, crappy or any such thing. You have a case of the blahs. Need to go out and buy yourself some flowers......or go for a walk by the lake.
I watched Greys last night and thought it was Mcwonderful! Love Greys ...wish Derek and Meridith were more happy....he is MCDREAMY ...no doubt!

 
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