An African black magick curse, developped sometime when black slavery was happening in the states. The slaves wold curse their slave drivers relationships and eventually their spouse or mistress would die.
Curses all love relations with anything it's related to. Generally works stronger if the name starts with any letters in the word T A L T A G.
"Shelly! Look at him he's cute!"
"Amanda, you don't want to say that too loud or someone might think you like him, let's call him by Taltag!"