New Trend: Film Lingo enhancements to Street Talk make communication between the Generations more difficult than ever before.
The film industry is now influencing youth in a whole new and totally unimagined way. It’s changing the way people talk. Film industry terminology is insinuating itself into the language used by teens in schools and on the streets all over the continent.
This amazing phenomenon is being aided by The A to Z Guide to Film Terms by veteran film industry worker, Tim Moshansky, a pocket-sized movie phrase book that contains hundreds of the weird sounding terms and phrases used every day in the movie and film industry. “It’s speed talk for busy people under stress,” says Moshansky. “They’re catchy”. You might even start to apply some of these words to your friends at school, your parents, or your teachers. Here’s a sample:
“Break the Bubble” means to be tilted off axis.
“Gak” means equipment or stuff.
“Honeywagons” means the washroom trailers, as in “where are the bathrooms?”
“Juice” means electricity or energy.
“Magic Hour” refers to that golden time just before the sunsets, otherwise synonymous with “Happy Hour”.
“Martini Shot” refers to the last shot of the day, which can be used to signify the last play in sports practice, or the last bit of work just before you leave for the day.
“Mook” someone who is totally green or low on the totem pole.
“Morph” means to change objects with the use of computer aided visual effects imagery.
“Pretties” refers on a film set to the hair, makeup, and wardrobe departments”, but on the street mean a girls’ friends when they go to the bathroom together to freshen up.
“Scale” means how much money someone is getting paid.
“Winnies” are Winnegagos – used interchangeably with “moho’s” – means motor homes.
Moshansky says, “Some of these words are quite catchy, and are finding their way into everyday use without much disruption, and might make it into the dictionary someday soon. It’s almost like learning a foreign language! You might need it just to understand your kids.”
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