I don't quite understand the back with a lot of "aaaaaaaaaaa": "baaaaaaack".
What does it mean? Is a back with lots of "aaaaaaaaaaa" an expression of excitement with great joy (too excited to properly control the moveemnt of your mouth or fingers, so that you're stammering and shaking...)? Or with a surprise? Or what?
But New York Post is practically in reality. Why would it invoke a sense of being supernatural?
And, doesn't "poltergeist" sound a bit negative? Cambridge Dictionary defines it as "a spirit or force that moves furniture and throws objects around in a house", which sounds like a supernatural troublemaker.
I thought Terminator with the line “I’ll be baaaack.”
Tue 3 Nov, 2020 08:22 am
Cambridge Dictionary defines it as "a spirit or force that moves furniture and throws objects around in a house", which sounds like a supernatural troublemaker.
Which it is. But here's the thing — the phrase has been around long enough to have been freed from its original context and thus, its original meaning. It's a phrase which, while recognizable, is no longer tethered to the movie. maxdancona's explanation pretty much nailed it and that's why he deserves the "Selected Answer" award.
I concur with hightor's post here too (and by extension, also concur with Max's post).
Sat 14 Nov, 2020 02:02 am
It's actually from the first POLTERGEIST sequel—called, logically enough, POLTERGEIST II (1986). Carol Anne, the young girl who was abducted by spirits in the first film, is contacted by them again when her toy phone rings during the night. She then forebodingly announces, "They're baaack!" You can see the clip here on YouTube[/i].