In scholarship one of the things they always emphasize is that you need to define your terms from the outset. People define words differently and if you don’t make it clear how you’re using a term you can confuse the heck out of your readers. Or worse, make them think you’re saying something other than what you’re actually saying.
So I feel it’s important for us here at It’s My TV, It’s My Peanut Butter to define our terms. So that we can be clear. And so that you, our gentle and not-so-gentle readers know what the heck we’re talking about.
Today we venture into the peanut buttery lexicon for an important fangirly term: “Appendix kiss” This word derives from a phrase used by a college buddy of ours. Describing one television kiss she said, “Well, with that kiss he could go, ‘hey, I see you had your appendix out when you were twelve.’” And it stuck. Hence forth an “appendix kiss” has referred to those over the top, super deep (at least to outward appearances, we realize they’re acting) kisses that make shippers go “SQUEE!”
The original appendix kiss is in The X-Files episode “Triangle.” It was memorable enough to provoke Cammy’s happy dance which is truly something to behold. In Farscape when Aeryn and John were stuck in the Flax? Serious appendix kiss. I’m sure there were a couple in BSG, but can’t remember episodes off the top of my head and am stranded without my DVDs. Soap operas have perfected the art of the appendix kiss; I can’t even begin to list them.
What say you readers? Do you have a favorite appendix kiss moment?