v.— «One of the weirder terms I’ve run across in TV writer circles is “Kubler-Ross” used as a verb. It was used in particular by the UPN “Twilight Zone” remake showrunner as shorthand to describe how a character, upon encountering something shocking, supernatural, and unbelievable, has to go through Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ famous five stages before accepting it. So you’d get people saying “Do we have to Kubler-Ross this, or can we just move on?”» —“Writing: Jargon Preservation” Kung Fu Monkey Apr. 15, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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