Back in college, Clint & I got into reading comic books, specifically X-Men-related comics.
It all started because we got into the X-Men from the 1990’s cartoon on Fox. So after that ended, we started reading the comic books. Our roommate (and future brother-in-law!), Ryan, had a bunch of comic books that he let us borrow.
Well, we started noticing a pattern with one particular series, X-Factor.
The art work was very dramatic, and whenever someone was yelling something, they’d ALWAYS have a line of spit connecting the teeth or roof of the mouth to the tongue.
But we noticed it happened a LOT!
I started calling that line of spit an “X-Factor”. And I call the act “X-Factoring”
We can expect it with Wolfbane, since she was a wolf and all…
And we did see it happen a lot with Wolfbane..
Cuz you know… dogs slobber a lot.
But happened to other people, too.
Sometimes, it was REALLY dramatic!
Other times, not so much drama..
Basically, it boils down to if you are a mutant and you are fighting, you are X-factoring!
So, if you ever hear me say “He X-factored!”, that means he had a line of spit in his mouth. Loogies and spit disgust me, so this is my way to add humor to the situation so it’s not so gross.