The Walking Dead
, certain words and phrases take on new meaning. We can’t be the only ones who now shout “claimed!” at random things after Season 4
, and “look at the flowers” has become TWD’s
own special version of “sleeps with the fishes.”
So we’re launching a little Walking Dead glossary, in honor of the AMC show’s unique language. It’s not set in stone, but rather a living history of various stuff and thangs characters and fans say, plus pet names, and other terms that would make no sense to people without the context of the show.
Here’s a start to the Walking Dead glossary, with entries mentioned in alphabetical order.
Awwww, Noooo! — Rick Grimes’s (Andrew Lincoln) Season 3 reaction when he realized Lori was dead. Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) was stone-faced but Rick crouched down, then fell apart. This can be drawled out in just about any context, including "No Walking Dead tonight? Awwww Noooooo!!!"
Bethyl — A widely used shipper term for the pairing of Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus). “Deth” is also used, but that one’s creepy.
Caryl — The most-used shipper term for Daryl and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride).
CORAL!!! — Any one of the many ways to spell Carl's name as shouted — repeatedly — by Rick when Papa Grimes attempts to find his son or get the kid's attention. Whenever Carl doesn’t do what he’s told, or mouths off, or any kid misbehaves or runs off, it’s fair to give them the “CORAL!!!” treatment. It used to be good to shout So-PHEE-uh but she can’t go missing anymore.
Claimed — The title of Season 4, Episode 11; it’s also what Joe’s group of Marauders announce when they want something, to avoid fights. If you are the first to point to something and say “claimed,” it’s yours, and no one should kill you for it.
Full Shane — You never want to go Full Shane. It’s too far. When the zombie apocalypse pushes you to the psychopathic edge, you’ve gone Full Shane. Carl went Full Shane. Lizzie went Full Shane. Never go Full Shane.
Gleggie — The accepted fan term for the No. 1 romance of TWD, Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan). The actors aren’t fans of “Gleggie” and think it’s more like a throw-up sound, but it’s too late to change it.
Little Ass-Kicker — Daryl’s name for the baby, and it’s a better one than Judith. Who cares about Carl’s old teacher? Judith Grimes may be Rick’s daughter, but Little Ass-Kicker is Shane’s baby.
Look at the Flowers — When Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino) started to lose it, Mika (Kyla Kenedy) told her to look at the flowers to calm down. It’s what Carol told Lizzie to do right before she shot the kid in Season 4, Episode 14. Now “look at the flowers” is a death threat. If someone pisses you off, tell them to look at the flowers. When you’re worried a character will die, you fear they may have to look at the flowers.
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