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Re: Catchphrases

Postby MFHodge » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:14 pm UTC

I'll post one for Belial and GirlTM: Fair Enough

If a serial killer came up to them with a rational explanation of why they must die, he would probably be told, "OK, fair enough."

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby nsmjohn » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:35 pm UTC

My answer to "how are you" is always "not too bad".

I intentionally use double negatives a lot. I also really like the word "necessarily" and with use it with the double negatives.

My friends and I always said that girls were capable of giving this look that denotes murderous or extremely hostile intent, it is quite chilling actually. Anyhow, even though I am not female I am apparently more than capable of giving the same look, though my friends did say that mine was less castrating and more murderous.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby parthenos » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:40 pm UTC

I hate it when people ask how I am because if I tell the truth they get sort of mad. Seriously, if you're gonna ask something don't you WANT the truth?
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:46 pm UTC

If I don't quite hear when someone says something (too far away, they're facing away from me, left the room while talking, whatever) I always reply with "What did you call me?"

This throws off newbies quite well. :)

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Mr. Beck » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:13 pm UTC

I sometimes use intentionally archaic language to describe modern technology. My favorite is calling films "moving picture shows." (Once when I said this, my physics teacher instantly quipped "we call them talkies now.") Another common one is "portable phonograph" (iPod).
I greet people with "howdy", even though I use no other Tex phrasings or accenting. During debates/heated discussions I can be often heard to say "point granted."

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:14 pm UTC

I thought everyone used "Howdy"... Indonesian architects in my office say "Howdy".

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Belial » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:16 pm UTC

MFHodge wrote:I'll post one for Belial and GirlTM: Fair Enough


Greg does it too.

Looking over this thread, I notice that I have a *lot* of these speech mannerisms. Like, more than half.

I am not original.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby rachel » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:21 pm UTC

I say "on occasion" quite a lot. So much so that other people have started pointing it out to me. Other words I use a lot: actually, quite and I say "well that's neat." I also say "nigga" a lot (GASP! The n-word!), which I don't see to be a problem and none of my black friends have a problem with either. I think it is more that it's so ridiculous coming from me that they can't be mad at me for it than anything else, though.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:30 pm UTC

Oh!

"What up, my honkies?" (it's an albonics term... it's like ebonics, but white)
"You'd think so, but no." (when someone asks me a silly question)
"Pi, omega, two pounds of carrots." (when someone asks me a question I can't possibly know the answer to)
"Where was the goat during this?" (when someone tells me a really boring story)

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Awesomium » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:30 pm UTC

I have a physics teacher who practically uses the phrases "basically" and "going through" as punctuation. One time we counted, and she said "going through" over 70 times in half an hour. She also says "query" instead of "question", which always make me think of the homophobic Microsoft Access button that says "Run, Query!" (punctuation added).

Recently, I've picked up the annoying habit of answering the question "what time is it?" with "time you got a watch." I know it's pathetic and immature, I just can't stop. Its become so bad I even answer "what day is it?" with "day you got a watch."
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Bingo Little » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:29 pm UTC

oh crap, i totally do the 'fair enough' thing too.

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Sandry » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:00 pm UTC

I'm also on the "fair enough" bandwagon.

Ditto the "indeed" one. And one I bet others here use, as all my friends seem to - "as you do" or "as one does" for commenting on how completely insane/nonsensical someone else's actions are. (This is used at a rate of twenty times per hour when discussing Marvel comics.)

I've also found that almost invariably for the past month or two when asked my opinion on something or how something is going or how I'm doing, I'm answering "good good!" for anything positive. I think it's because I want people to know I'm not putting them off, but am genuinely enthused.

Also, work elicits a bunch of exclamations fairly frequently, including, "fishsticks!", "oh, grow a brain!", "christ onna bike!" and "what the bloody pancake?" (I get a lot of very stupid email.)
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Azrael001 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:19 pm UTC

I used to use "grow a brain" as well.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Belial » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:19 pm UTC

I've also found that almost invariably for the past month or two when asked my opinion on something or how something is going or how I'm doing, I'm answering "good good!"


I do that too...but I can't remember ever hearing it elsewhere or generally acquiring it from someone else. At all.

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:32 pm UTC

Wow, I use that one so often, it didn't occur to me. Both me and the wife have used "good good!" for... ever?

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Nebulae » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:33 pm UTC

"Anyways," "Definitely," and "lawl" (The last one being said out loud in real life). Help me :(

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Sandry » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:49 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Wow, I use that one so often, it didn't occur to me. Both me and the wife have used "good good!" for... ever?


Clearly the internet is giving me a false sense of security. "It's okay - those weird things I do other people do as well! You know, people on the internet! Well, yes, they're a little odd, too.... what's your point?"

That is a bit weird. I'm not conscious of picking it up from anywhere, I'm fairly sure I haven't seen either you or Belial post it anywhere, and no one else I live anywhere near or speak with regularly uses it.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Azrael001 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:52 pm UTC

As I leave anywhere, or anyone leaves I exclaim "Farewell!".
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby bbctol » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:56 pm UTC

I use patently ridiculous too! Other ones I've thought of:
When somebody makes a statement I think is false, I respond with "Ridiculous. Preposterous. Absurd." Occasionally preposterous and ridiculous are interchanged.
Whenever someone is looking for sympathy, I say "Ha ha." This is how I express sympathy. It's become a habit. Always two ha's, as well.
I will mix around the "That was x with a capital y!". As in "That was L with a capital Lame!"

Many, many others, but so hard to think of them!

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Onashi » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:08 am UTC

"Not on" is a phrase that I've come to say when I usually disagree with a friend, or if I find something unpleasant.

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Vanguard » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:35 am UTC

Belial wrote:
Looking over this thread, I notice that I have a *lot* of these speech mannerisms. Like, more than half.

I am not original.


Same >_<
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:07 pm UTC

I tried to talk in a Daniel Plainview voice + phrases for a while. Didn't really stick.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby PictureSarah » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:33 pm UTC

I say "Holy Cow!" a lot. I also use the phrase "seriously nonplussed" and the words "wretched" and "vexed" a lot. I say "Good grief!" fairly often. And whenever I hear anyone say "I just had a thought" I have to keep myself from replying with "Oh? Did it die of loneliness?"
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Fledermen64 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:06 pm UTC

Lately ive been using 'thats what she said' at inappropriate times
And i say 'sounds like tons of fun' sarcastically whenever anyone brings up something shitty they have to do.
Oh and 'good luck, we're all counting on you'
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby doc leech » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:17 pm UTC

I like to wait until the end someones very logical and rational statement, nod agreeably, and then while nodding whisper "I'll kill you." Also, "I hate you" and "for an idiot" can be good fun. For best effect, make sure you're barely audible, as this can get some hilarious reactions when the other person isn't sure if you spoke. Obviously, be careful who you do this with, heh...

What else, what else... eureka:

'Warm up the enola gay'
'That said' seems to come up an awful lot
'Eggggsalad'
'Damnations!'
'Shut the shit up!'
'What's the rumpus?'
Oh, and of course, the ever-present 'Huzzah!'

Also, I have a buddy who uses 'whatnot' in every sentence. Every. Sentence. It shouldn't annoy me as much as it does. He's dead now, natch.


edit: Wow, these really make me look like a curmudgeon or an ass. Oh well.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Lycur » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:18 pm UTC

I say 'ta ta' instead of goodbye. I'm not sure this counts as a mannerism though since it's part of a larger effort to improve the amusement quality of slang (I am to once again make talking about nothing the bee's knees).

A friend's father told me that only little old ladies said ta ta. I told him that he was a very rude young man. (This was probably more funny at the time).

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Postby Robin S » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:22 pm UTC

michaelandjimi wrote:To OP: you save instant messenger logs? People who do that make me uneasy.
There are literally three people I talk to at all regularly over instant messenger. None of them minds, and I find it useful quite often.

Awesomium wrote:I have a physics teacher who practically uses the phrases "basically" and "going through" as punctuation. One time we counted, and she said "going through" over 70 times in half an hour.
One of my lecturers last term said "so" two or three hundred times in fifty minutes. At times he used up to four or five in a row. I don't think this was a stutter or anything like that, because it was the only noticeable word that he repeated.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Owehn » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:20 am UTC

'Eggggsalad'

How do you pronounce all those g's?
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Glade » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:03 am UTC

For recording your own, I'd say just pay attention as you talk, and maybe ask your friends. Continually thinking about it should help you realize it when you do.

And if you're IMing or some such, just save the logs and go through by hand. Unless you talk for hours on end, you should be able to spot any repeats. If you think you've spotted something, try ctrl+Fing to see if it pops up more.

As for me...
"Shiny" (Firefly) - Used as a replacement for cool, neat, etc.
"Gorram" (Also Firefly) - "Gorram it!", "...some Gorram air support!"
"And the like" - "They've got peas and the like."
"Or some such" - "It's chicken casserole or some such."
"Son of a crap!" (Fairly recent, probably temporary) - "It's due today? Son of a crap!"
"Thingy"/"Stuff" - Used in place of missing nouns
"You're a mom!" - Used to respond to Yo Momma jokes, even when they're not directed at me.
"Are you a dingo!?" - Response to idiocy
Swapping of similar-sounding words
"Prehaps"
"Wait, what?" - Used if I don't know what's going on
Stop and mess with words, especially -us plurals; usually along the lines of "...with walruses. Walruses? Walri? Walroxen?")

Those're most of the ones I use on purpose. There may be more.

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Azrael001 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:53 am UTC

I used to use frak instead if frig (I don't actually use the "F" word).

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby aleflamedyud » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:26 am UTC

I don't have a catch phrase at the moment, but I do tend to break out randomly in Hebrew. I'll be saying or thinking something and BAM! describe it in Hebrew without meaning to.

Then in Hebrew class I have to think for 30 seconds to come up with the word for "ask" (שואל).
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Sour Apple » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:57 am UTC

I keep randomly thinking of things I say, and so here's a few more:

"Christ on a bun!" when I'm exasperated or surprised or awed.

"You [verb]!" whenever someone says anything remotely insulting or unpleasant. Or even not. It's all reflex, I swear.

Ex. 1:
Person1: This casserole thing tastes disgusting.
Me: You taste disgusting!

Ex. 2:
Person: I need to go to bed soon.
Me: You need to go to bed soon!
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Zak » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:01 am UTC

Example:

Person 1: Shit!

Me: On a stick! In a bun!
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Kartoffelkopf » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:16 am UTC

My boyfriend uses 'give him the gas chamber treatment' (long story) and 'n***a-lovin'jewboy' from Mississippi Burning, which his friends use sarcastically because they thought the way the line was said in the movie was absolutely hilarious.

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Felstaff » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:40 am UTC

I mutter 'om nom nom nom' under my breath whenever I see a fat person eating. I also had a bet, several years ago that I could fit "monolithic" and "plethora" into every conversation/essay, and make it sound natural. It became such an obsession in our student household that those two words spring to mind in almost every circumstance requiring me to think of a word.

'Recent studies have indicated that you are a sonovabitch.'

Also a friend says "No time!" from White Chicks at the end of every sentence. I have taken to saying 'I love ya, babe/sweetheart/darlin'' at the end of every phone call to male friends.

Did anyone read a Paul Jennings story called "Without a Shirt"? It was the story of a boy who couldn't speak without adding '...without a shirt' at the end of every sentence.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Vanguard » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:30 am UTC

Robin S wrote:
michaelandjimi wrote:To OP: you save instant messenger logs? People who do that make me uneasy.
There are literally three people I talk to at all regularly over instant messenger. None of them minds, and I find it useful quite often.

Awesomium wrote:I have a physics teacher who practically uses the phrases "basically" and "going through" as punctuation. One time we counted, and she said "going through" over 70 times in half an hour.
One of my lecturers last term said "so" two or three hundred times in fifty minutes. At times he used up to four or five in a row. I don't think this was a stutter or anything like that, because it was the only noticeable word that he repeated.


On my end, I had a teacher that said "Be that as it may" or something twenty times every hour. There's no reason for that shit.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby cypherspace » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:34 am UTC

Vanguard wrote:
Robin S wrote:
Awesomium wrote:I have a physics teacher who practically uses the phrases "basically" and "going through" as punctuation. One time we counted, and she said "going through" over 70 times in half an hour.
One of my lecturers last term said "so" two or three hundred times in fifty minutes. At times he used up to four or five in a row. I don't think this was a stutter or anything like that, because it was the only noticeable word that he repeated.
On my end, I had a teacher that said "Be that as it may" or something twenty times every hour. There's no reason for that shit.

I've been trying to remember what it was one of my lecturers used to say that we counted, and how much. I have just remembered: "Arbitrary". I believe we counted around 50 uses in an hour.
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Re: Catchphrases

Postby michaelandjimi » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:36 am UTC

Belial wrote:Looking over this thread, I notice that I have a *lot* of these speech mannerisms. Like, more than half.

I am not original.

Belial wrote:
I've also found that almost invariably for the past month or two when asked my opinion on something or how something is going or how I'm doing, I'm answering "good good!"


I do that too...but I can't remember ever hearing it elsewhere or generally acquiring it from someone else. At all.

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Bearing these two quotes in mind, it seems quite obvious that you are the origin of the wit, rather than unoriginal.
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"Your defences must therefore be as flexible and inventive as the Genre you seek to undo."

and he got it. He was about to quote that for an essay, as he didn't realise the reference, so I had to tell him, which kinda sucked.

Another time someone said "I'm a what?" after someone failed at insulting him, so, of course, I interjected with "You're a wizard [name]. And a thumpin' good 'un at that.
Regarding actual phrases I use often, ummm...
I tend to overuse "I have a question", "COMPLETE. FAILURE" in the SSBM announcer style and "Never give up. Never surrender."

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Dobblesworth » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:02 pm UTC

My recent replaying of Unreal Tournament, and a general desire to be a bit more mature and reduce my guttermouth instincts, has prompted me to use 'flak' and 'frag' as placeholder obscenities.
e.g. "What the frag?"

An experience with an Italian waitress and a dodgy pronunciation of the French 'crepe' (sweet pancake dessert) prompted me and my friends to adopt 'pancake' as another placeholder obscenity.

In general conversation, I do tend to use 'personally', 'basically', 'fair enough' quite alot. A personal favourite of mine is "Does it look like I give a f***?" if a friend goes out of their way to explain where I may have gone wrong in a previous statement slightly. Another 'catchphrase' of mine is "No you're the <insulting term>."

I also tend to use "O RLY?" or other memes quite a bit.

My clarinet teacher many moons ago would regularly comment on my overuse of basically, which I apparently would use in most anecdotal conversation, even when what I went onto to describe, was hardly the basic sense of it all.

Others:
- silently staring at someone, left eyebrow raised is a typical "what the hell are you on about?" expression of mine
- "HI-larious", when something 'entertaining' someone else says is hardly funny to me at all

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Re: Catchphrases

Postby Joeldi » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:48 pm UTC

I have a tendancy to steal other peoples catch phrases, use them frequently, then discard them and steal new ones.

For instance, my friend started saying "Tanks bru" in parody of New Zealand, and I'd started saying it within days- chan memes are what is affecting me now, along with
"something something something or I'll kick you in the face"
"plox gtfo plox"
And others, including ya mum etc

A long standing one is "yeah, I know, aye" when I can't think of a better response in a conversation, or more commonly, in response to bitching, when I agree, but don't feel like joining in.

Finally, I have a thing about not using nouns in speech, especially proper nouns.
"Heroes" becomes "that superhero show"
"Eagle Boys" becomes "that place where Lachlan works, and they sell pizza"
"Data Communication" becomes "my class, with the networking" etc.
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