Once in a great while I stumble across a strange fact about an English phrase or term that originated directly from film or print.
- "Be afraid. Be very afraid." - Originated from the movie The Fly (1986).1
- The name "Wendy" was a rarely-used name until the Peter Pan character Wendy Darling.2
- William Shakespeare invented a lot of words3a and turned many a phrase3b, including "eyeball," "puking," and "laughing stock."
My question is, what are your favorite or most astonishing portions of your vernacular whose origins lie in film, music or print media? Regional or local uses are fine too.