Friday, May 16, 2008

New catchphrases

I heard two new phrases today that I'm considering stealing for my own use. Let me know what you think:

For showing a sense of understanding/acknowledgment:

"I smell what you're steppin' in."

For calling out your liberal friends:

"No way, that's so FOX News of you!"

These phrases both made me chuckle. Granted, there was some drinking around when I heard these, so everything was "soooo awesome"...I guess that's why I'm running them by y'all before I try to adopt them. I'm counting on you to let me know!


Strangela said...

I like the first one a lot. I may have to use it too. I think it would work its way into a conversation easily.

The second I'm not so sure of.....

I was hoping to add the follwoing two to my vocabulary. First, my boss says, "I need to get my shit in one shoe" meaning I have to get my act together. Also, a co-worker talked about her boss having to give someone else a "smackdown" basically call them out on their crap and put them in their place. (verbally, not with any physical violence of course).

What do you think?????

sdb said...

Strange - I use the "smackdown" comment regularly. Sometimes I even "lay the smack down" with some of my college age employees, so I smell what your steppin' in.

Animal said...

I TOTALLY smell what you're steppin' in with those new phrases! Heh. Yeah, that'n's handy. I like a shorter version of the FOX news rip, though, abbreviated to simply become "That's SO foxy of you." Keeps 'em guessing while I go for coffee.

Tess said...

Guessing about what?! Oh...I get it. Ya big flirt. So, THAT'S how you talk to your students. Hmf.

I'm still partial to "the booger on the wall" as representing the pinnacle of any event or story you are trying to craft. For example, you could be telling someone about the saga of your day ("First, I went to work and everyone forgot to brush their teeth- yuck."), being careful to include every detail so as to build a great abount of tension and suspense ("Then, there were banana peels everywhere!"). But when you reach the part of your story when, to use an over-used phrase, all hell breaks loose, you whip out: "THE BOOGER ON THE WALL was when everyone decided to bring their monkeys in to work. Bad breath AND monkeys!"

Perhaps a bad example, but a phrase that has helped to produce an added dimension in any story I try to tell.