things we say

Doug and I talk in pop culture speak. It confuses the children, amuses us and allows us to say a lot with only a few words.

Time to make the donuts.” – Time to go, it’s ready, etc.
He chose po-or-ly.” – Someone did something really stupid.
Have fun stormin’ the castle.” – I’m glad I’m not participating in whatever you are going to do.
“Inconceivable.” – Even though I knew what would happen, I’m still perturbed that it did.
Turn it up to eleven.” – Give it everything you’ve got and then some.
flux capacitor” – Used in place of accurate technical jargon.
Finish your TPS reports.” – Do the stupid stuff you have to do.
Wanna take a baaaath?” – Want to fool around?

Ben reminded me of another:
“I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Moron.

Barry reminded me that all of our children know to run when we start humming the Jaws theme.

Jay – If we used Napoleon Dynamite quotes, we couldn’t confuse the children.

5 thoughts on “things we say

  1. You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means…


    Yes, I am serious. And stop calling me Shirley.

  2. “What we have here is a failure to communicate”

    (which means just what it means, but implies severe repercussions in the future)

    Also, when I’m looking at some object that is odd to me, “And you can make a hat…or a broach..or a pterodactyl!”

    “Great SCOTT!” or “Great Caesar’s Ghost!” are wonderful exclamations when “Holy s**t” won’t do in mixed company.

    “88 MILES PER HOUR!!!” when driving too fast on the highway…

    And, of course, humming a couple bars of “Dueling Banjos” when driving w-a-a-a-y out in the unknown countryside evokes comic fear and paranoia, and the kids have no idea why…

  3. While, I was going to jump into this parade with a few of my own, I didn’t, but only because when I thought about it, I realized how funny (or sad depending on your point of view), that what we call “popular speak” is in no way popular… for many years now. Yes, I would love to roll back time but, “Dammit Jim, I’m a Doctor, not a miracle worker”

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