While searching for something in a drawer this morning, I unexpectedly came across something else that I had printed out from the internet on August 22nd, 1996 (!!) when I was well into my first year of Colin Firth fangirling. These were the early days of internet and fan sites and in my craze to know anything and everything about Colin Firth (he had just come to fame less than a year before, with Pride and Prejudice) I frequented a website called “Friends of Firth”. The website is long gone (I can’t remember when or the circumstances surrounding the end of it), but apparently I had printed the terminology that was invented there. It was called ‘A Firthian Lexicon’ and reading it again, 20 years on, has given me great amusement! So, I thought I’d just share some of the highlights from the lexicon here; it was clearly compiled at the height of Colin-Firth-as-Mr-Darcy-mania. 🙂
In the lexicon Friends of Firth is described as: “A group of focused, erudite, conversant individuals dedicated to the discussion and appreciation of the performances of Colin Firth.” I can subscribe to that! 🙂 Without further ado, terms from that list:
Firthland – The official Firthdom with boundaries that extend world-wide.
Colinist – An inhabitant of said province entitled to all privileges thereof.
Colinaneous – A state of being when a colinist can only see “a pair of fine eyes”
Colinatopia – a place where colinists are transported to when viewing the object of their affection.
Firthaholics Anonymous – A 12-step program that is never completed because the participant eagerly jumps off the wagon on the 11th step.
Firth-a-surf-aholic – One who surfs the net in search of pleasure (Colin) instead of business.
Firth Control – The ability to wait patiently for articles, videos, books and list-mail concerning CF.
Firthfully – Loyalty to the Firthdom and the object of our affections.
Firthis Colinitis – High fever caused by not watching Colin for more than a day. Curable by repeated showings of Pride and Prejudice (uncut version).
Firthless (in Seattle) – Not having had a Firth-fix in approximately 1-3 days.
Firthmount – Any steed or mount that has the privilege to be ridden by CF.
Firthology – The comprehensive study of Colin Firth, i.e. films, videos, moles, dimples, thighs, etc… Not sure about the moles but here are dimples:
And I always loved Colin’s long legs in this P&P scene:
Firthopath – A colinist infected by CF, causing occasional mental instability.
Firthophile – A colinist, firthian or firthlander completely obsessed in thought, word and deed.
Firthstration – The mood when not able to access information, pictures or videos.
Firth-weary – Any spouse subjected to multiple screenings of Pride and Prejudice or the complete list of CF films.
Mirthfully Firthfully – Any laughter that bubbles over while reading fantasies submitted by the Firthland School of Creative Writing
Schizofirthic – Someone who can’t decide if they like Darcy or Colin Firth.
Ah, fandom can be so much fun! 🙂