February 26, 2005

Saturday Question of the Day

Every Saturday I'll try to come up with some "out there" question that just makes you stop and think about something not so important. Think of it as a mini vacation. If you have any ideas drop me a line and we'll throw it in here. Who knows, it might be fun.

OK - Here goes

Everyone has a "phrase" that they are known for. Something that they say, probably too often, that is just associated with them.

It should come as no surprise that I have a few. And actually - it depends on who you ask as to what the answer would be. For anyone that has talked to me - professionally - it would be "One moment please" and yes, I say it Just Like A Recording. I started that years ago, mocking those innane recordings. Some how it stuck. Now it's a habit.

I think the phrase that first popped into many of your minds - especially after the Bad Example Family (& Friends) Reunion is...."This is what I'm gonna need for you to do....." I never realized I said it as much as I do until that weekend. Geez - am I bossy or what!!!

I also use "Dude" a lot. I took that up because I realized that calling people "Sweetie" and "Honey" was getting me in a bit of trouble.

So tell me......what phrase is it that you use A Lot that people associate with you when ever they hear it?

Posted by Tammi at February 26, 2005 07:29 AM

.. on Wednesday night, I often use "The World is AGAINST ME!" when I miss a shot... I think I heard some arch villian say it once in a movie....

Posted by: Eric at February 26, 2005 07:40 AM

The only thing I could think of was "dude" also. There are few phrases I used when I'm hella drunk that all have my favorite drunk word in them...

"What the f*ck chuck"
"F*cking A!"
"F*uck Around" (said like, "you're kidding me!"

I guess my vocabulary diminishes the more I drink!

Posted by: Sissy at February 26, 2005 09:46 AM

As a Chicago sports fan I often opine "Wait 'til next year"

I also use the phrase "Eat less, exercise more" when I often deal with my family/friends obsessions with fad diets.

And finally, I am always taken to task for my Chicago accent -- "yous guys", etc.

Posted by: John at February 26, 2005 10:34 AM

Fuck. And all derivitives. As in:

"What the fuck is that fucked-up fucking Fuck fucking think he's fucking doing? What a fucking fucked-up Fuck!"

Yeah, like that. :)

Posted by: _Jon at February 26, 2005 10:43 AM

I'm not sure why, but I find myself saying, "I told you so," much too often...

Posted by: Ogre at February 26, 2005 10:56 AM

"That's what I'm sayin'"

Which is now an inside joke with TNT, from having watched the first 2 seasons of Mad About You on DVD.

Posted by: Harvey at February 26, 2005 12:16 PM

"Someday, when I grow up and get big..."

"Goof-ass motherfucker"

And to echo _Jon, one word, many uses when I'm drunk. Fuck.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 26, 2005 02:06 PM

Oh, yeah, forgot the new one quickly gaining recognition:

For some reason, I use the phrase "fine Christian lad" to describe myself when I'm drunk. And that would be along the lines of "I'm fucked up as a fine Christian lad should be."

Don't know where it came from, but apparently, I use it alot!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 26, 2005 02:10 PM

Oh, and I have been trying to use; "When I'm rich and powerful...." as a lead into something I would fix.
Mebbe it's just wishful "self programming".

Posted by: _Jon at February 26, 2005 02:43 PM

"thingy" and "little"

As in you know that little guy who had the thingy?

What is scary is my husband usually knows what I am refering to when I use the word thingy.

Posted by: Machelle at February 26, 2005 04:19 PM

"Are you starting with me?" especially effective in my Queens girl accent.

Posted by: Karen at February 26, 2005 05:41 PM

Machelle- As long as you don't say, "You know, that guy who had the little thingy," and he still knows who you're talking about! :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 26, 2005 05:57 PM

"And... Why would I know that?"

It is said to one of my boys when they ask me something like, "When is it finally going to stop raining so we can go swimming?" Or "What is the team soccer Mom bringing for snack on Saturday" or any other question to which I would have NO FRICKIN' CLUE to what the answer was.

Posted by: Bou at February 26, 2005 08:37 PM


Posted by: krakatoa at February 26, 2005 10:43 PM

In writing a new post, I forgot another of my mantras:

"Show me the data!"

I can't help it, it is the scientist in me.

Posted by: John at March 1, 2005 02:17 PM