Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Safe as houses
The Shining. I'm reading along (quite enjoying it, by the way), when suddenly a character refers to the hotel as "safe as houses". What! If you are a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and/or Angel, you will know that "safe as houses" is one of the many uncommon phrases used in the Buffyverse, and I always assumed that Joss Whedon made it up. Apparently not. So now I don't know if Stephen King made it up, or if it was legitimately something people used to say, and it just fell out of common usage. Either way, it was a bit of a "holy cow!" moment for a huge Buffy fan like myself.
Posted by Lianne Lavoie at 7:18 PM