Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 17:25:42 -0600 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" Subject: Re: "going medieval" >>This was used in the movie "Pulp Fiction." > >To be more precise, the character in question (criminal boss Marcellus >Wallace) is swearing vengeance on the hillbilly Zed who...well, it's a long >story. Anyway, Marcellus is promising to torture said hillbilly with >boiling oil and other devices of that age, saying "I'm gonna get medieval on >yo' ass." So the connection to medieval is explained in the movie, but >since then, I've only heard it used in the sense that you heard, and only by >people (like myself) who have seen the movie at least two or three times. I >know of no usage of it either prior to the movie or by people who haven't >seen the movie, so it's probably an invention of writer/director Quentin >Tarantino. Thanks, Stewart -- after I sent that off, I went scampering about the web, looking for a site with a Pulp Fiction script, and couldn't find the aforementioned quote. But methinks you hit the nail on the proverbial head. =^] ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ; ;koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ... u55354[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ; ;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; ;University of Illinois at Chicago ... Language Laboratory ; ;703 South Morgan Street (M/C 042) ... Grant Hall, Room 311 ; ;Chicago, IL 60607-7025 ; ;312.996.8838 or 8836 ... 312.996.5501 FAX ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;