One of my friends twittered : Gort, Klaatu Barada Nikto :Â a little while ago, and it showed up in his Facebook stream. That took me back a while. I had seen that phrase in so many contexts over the years that I began to wonder whether someone had bothered to write a Wikipedia entry for it, given its unusualness.
I wasn’t disappointed; here it is.
I’ve rarely seen a phrase like this, one that migrates into multiple and different cultural contexts. Any better offers? Even the Inigo Montoya quote (the part where he says : Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die). doesn’t quite make it into as many contexts.