By-gones - Term used by lawyer Richard Fish (Greg Germann) and colleagues at
Cage/Fish & Associates on the legal dramedy ALLY MCBEAL/FOX/1997-2002. Roughly
translated the word means "water under the bridge," as in "Killed her husband,
slipped her mind-it happens! By-gones!"
Poughkeepsie - Term used by eccentric senior partner, John Cage (Peter
MacNicol), on the legal dramedy ALLY MCBEAL/FOX/1997-2002. Whenever John got
nervous he used the word "Poughkeepsie" as his personal mantra, muttering it
calmly as he wandered the law firm of Cage/Fish & Associates. See alsoWORDS OF WISDOM: "Fish-isms"