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We’re baaaaaaack

 
 
Reply Sun 1 Nov, 2020 04:08 am
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?

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New York Post tweeted Oct 31:
We’re baaaaaaack https://trib.al/RmTc8Ra
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ElnE8ToWkAQ7UzU?format=jpg&name=medium

 
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hightor
 
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Reply Sun 1 Nov, 2020 04:27 am
@oristarA,
It's from a horror movie, Poltergeist II.
maxdancona
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Reply Sun 1 Nov, 2020 07:11 am
@oristarA,
It has the tone of gloating. The speaker is joyful and realizes the audience might not be too happy about the event.
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Sun 1 Nov, 2020 08:53 am
@hightor,
And I think that was from The Shining's playbook with Jack Nicholson''s "I'm baaack"
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 1 Nov, 2020 09:29 am
@Joeblow,

(actually, Jack's line is "heeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!")
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Sun 1 Nov, 2020 09:31 am
@Joeblow,
Yeah, maybe not. I couldn't find it, anyway. Memory can be a strange thing.
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2020 06:59 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:
It's from a horror movie, Poltergeist II.

I concur with hightor.

Poltergeist: They're here.




Movie trailer for Poltergeist II: They're back.

Note that the phone is a child's toy and can't receive calls without supernatural intervention.

oristarA
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2020 07:14 am
@oralloy,
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.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2020 07:57 am
@Joeblow,
I thought Terminator with the line “I’ll be baaaack.”


 https://www.google.com/search?q=ill+be+baaack+gif&rlz=1C9BKJA_enAU710AU710&oq=ill+be+baaack+gif&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i13l4j0i10i22i30.6690j0j7&hl=en-GB&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=9aZDFy3tI7K57M

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hightor
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2020 08:22 am
@oristarA,
Quote:
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.
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 3 Nov, 2020 08:53 am
@hightor,
I concur with hightor's post here too (and by extension, also concur with Max's post).
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ander111
 
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Reply Sat 14 Nov, 2020 02:02 am
@hightor,
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]. Smile
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oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 27 Nov, 2020 02:07 am
https://cdn.creators.com/209/291504/291504_image.jpg
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