Thursday, January 23, 2014

You got it, Dude: Catchphrases Gone Bad

Hey y'all! It's Friday, but this is by no means a party weekend for me. I'm taking the SAT Saturday morning (yay me!), so in honor of the vocab section on the test, I thought I'd talk to y'all about the limits of my vocabulary.
It was cute when Michelle Tanner said it the first 300 times, but every catchphrase has its limits. I’ve realized that a couple of my catchphrases, aka things that I say approximately 600 times a day, are getting old. Things I say WAY too much:

In all honesty….


Maybe I think it makes me sound smart or something, but not when I start every other sentence with it. People will trust what I’m saying regardless of if I tell them I’m not lying or not.

HOLLA

Just kidding, I’m still not over this. It’s pretty much my favorite word. I will find a way to describe just about anything. New profile picture? Holla at you, girl. Rubio’s for lunch? HOLLA.

Dudes (used the same way most normal people say dude)
It has to be plural, even if I’m only talking to one person. This makes just about zero sense, but I say it maybe 4 or 5 times a day anyway. More proof of how my mind pretty much doesn’t work.

Literally
I’ve always hated when people say that they “literally just got here.” What, did you figuratively go home yesterday? The sad thing is, I say it a lot too. I’m trying to be more conscious of this though, even though it’s literally the hardest thing ever.

What do you say way too much? Any catchphrases gone bad in your vocabulary?

xo, Hima

19 comments:

  1. I literally say literally A LOT! And the other word is Seriously, I'd say it 2k times a day!

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  2. LOL I say literally A LOT.... and LOL...oh LOL

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  3. Great topic! Now I'm trying to figure out what I say too much. I'm not sure. But I definitely don't do the "literally" one because that drives me nuts!

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  4. I say literally a ton! As well as lol, OMG and shut the front door. I scared the heck out of my boyfriend (and was banned from watching Disney and movies where blondes are the lead) by saying Totes Adorbs the other night!

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  5. Good luck with the SAT!!! I was so excited at the beginning but it got really overwhelming halfway through (oh how I hate CR). Get plenty of sleep tonight!

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  6. I quote so many songs and movies its bad. My favorite lines are from home alone. Not sure if you know the movie well but there is a part when he is in the grocery store- you'd think Id be here alone....I don't think so.

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  7. Ha! This is pretty funny, girl! And Cyanide and Happiness is great - one of my favorite internet comics. I say "So" waaayyy too much. And even though I am 31 years old, I still say "like" too much as well.

    I wrote a funny-ish post today too. Come check it out - http://desertmomma.blogspot.com/2014/01/5-fun-ways-to-tell-your-gamer.html

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  8. My 10 year old nephew says literally all.the.time. Of course he's using it wrong, and it does get irritating after a while!

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  9. oh gosh, me too! It's a huge problem..

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  10. Oh yeah I should have added that one! I say LOL WAAAAAAY too much!

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  11. It definitely drives me nuts too, but I do it all the time! Definitely trying to cut down haha :)

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  12. I say OMG and LOL a lot too! HAHAHHA what movie was this? I think that banning anyone from Disney movies is cruel

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  13. Thanks Zia! I took it this morning and I don't think it was too bad! My test was so weird- I didn't have CR until section 5!

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  14. I've seen all the home alone movies approximately 23948302984 times! So funny- I love how smart he is!

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  15. LOL wow I didn't even know it was an Internet comic! Now I'll go look up some more! So, like, I think i'm going to go read your post now!

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  16. I know the feeling! I'm working on cutting own, just based on how freaking ridiculous is sounds coming out of my mouth!

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  17. Oh yeah, I hadn't even thought of that! I say LOL way too much when i type!

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  18. Literally is a word that I use literally every time I open my mouth...it's so bad!

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  19. I know the feeling! Even worse is when you get called out on it!

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xo, Hima