Whoosh! Issue 21 - June 1998

The Gabberish Lexicon
-- The Bard and Her Fans



Bardbarella:
Renee O'Connor as Gabrielle as Xena as played by Lucy Lawless; usually in reference to The Greater Good, but can also refer to any scene or episode in which the Gab is uncharacteristically riled. Proper usage: "Hey, was she doing a Bardbarella or what!"

Danny:
Gabberish for Princess Deianeira, the only woman in pre-Hellenistic Greece to be romantically rejected by Hercules.

Gabaholics:
An affectionate sobriquet for the most severely addicted Gab & ROC fans. ROCahaolics Anonymous is a twelve step, self-help group founded to assist those Gabaholics wishing to overcome their addiction. To date, there has not only been a 0% success rate, but 0 participation, as well.

Gabbreviation:
ROC, naturally.

Gabdoration:
Worship of the Bard of Poteidaia. The TAP Temple is located within a too-small trailer on the outskirts of Auckland, NZ.

Gabgeek:
A hopelessly square or unfashionable Gabfan, but also one that takes great pride in finding themselves just slightly out-of-step with current trends.

Gabrielle of Poteidaia:
A mighty storyteller, forged in the heat of improvisation. Famous quote: "Never ask a warrior princess to do the job of a traveling bard."

Gabriellites, Gabfans, Gabatics, Gabbaroonies, Gabblers, Gabbites:
Bardophiles.

Gabstinence:
Resisting the overwhelming urge to meet ROC in person.

Reneesance:
A period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity devoted to ROC.

ROC, ROCCI:
Self-explanatory. If you don't understand, you don't belong here.

ROCanucks:
Gabfans and ROCkers north of the U.S. border, but not infringing on the territorial rights of Alaska. Also can refer to the Official Hockey team of Clan MacGab.

ROCanadian:
Amerispeak for ROCanucks.

ROCettes:
A more civilized version of the ROCkers (see below). Also known for high kicks.

ROCkers:
Serious Renee O'Connor fans. We don't mess around. The mythical ROCswat team is recruited from this group (See: Fighting and Weapons).

Also heard:
Gabs; Gabster; Gabe; Gabby; Gabrielle: Traveling Escort; the Poteidaian Poesy; Gabrielle: Aerobic Princess; ROC-hard GABS; the Spelunking Kapellmeister; TAP (Texas Amazon Princess), TAQ (Texas Amazon Queen).



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