Wednesday, 23 December 2009

A blog request..

I've had a request (I take requests) for a blog from my blog's greatest follower: my sister. Hello Claire you big loveliness. Her request was:
Can you write a list of things you say at least once a day every day i.e. phrases and expressions you say a lot.

Now being me, I have to bend the rules a tad because I am a bit of a catchphrase person and have periods of time when I say the same thing a lot ...but not necessarily every day ....and then move on to new catchphrases. So I am going to categorise my list:

Things I do probably say every day
*Could you flick my computer on please? (as my husband goes to get his underpants!)
*I love you
*You're great
*Alright darlin'? (I probably say that 20 times a day)
* Mc - I turn many things into a rhyming Mc for example Chilly McFilly or Scrummy McWummy (my daughter is very irritated by this so I am trying to phase it out)
*Where are my shoes/keys/etc?...something is nearly always playing up and hiding from me
*I'm just going to juice (beetroot and carrot juice every morning)
*Let's go snuggle up
*I'm having difficulties
*You're bonkers
*Anyone got anything to report - said round the dinner table every night as we share our day's stories
*Time for a huggle/give us a kiss (I'm overbearingly demonstrative)
*I love my family!!!! (declared loudly - usually after someone has done or said something funny)
*Um

Current catchphrases
Some of these have been around a while now.........
*You know me - vague in a specific way (which actually means I know clearly what I don't want but not what I do want)
*Everyone has great bits and crap bits
*Have you grown? I say this to everyone who is taller than me - which is most people.
*I'm with you (said to reassure my husband when I am in the passenger seat that I am navigating and have not started daydreaming)
*You could have married a nice girl
*quite frankly - a great phrase to punctuate something that needs really expressing
*Do I look like I can go into the real world (to prompt my husband checking me over before I go to work)
*It's not me - it's the way my brain is wired
*I'm a little over-stimulated
*It keeps us off the streets which is good because I for one would be out mugging (said at work regularly)
*I'm peaking/I think I peaked too soon

Old catchphrases that I can remember
*Roger -there was about a year when I called EVERYONE I knew Roger or Rodge- my kids, my husband, my boss, my colleagues. I have grown out of it now. People are probably pleased.
*My life is an interactive Mike Leigh Film - originally started by my brother-in-law
*That's a pile of poo (adjective - something I don't like)
*What is the point of you again?
*It's probably a pilot scheme - just been reminded of that - used to describe anything slightly out of the ordinary in Norfolk as rumour has it Norwich is the centre of the pilot scheme universe
*That's hard work food (nuts, tangerines, boney fish etc)
*Are you gonna pull through? - asked when someone - usually my husband - looks a little under par!
*I love you one - to which my chap responded - I love you too.

I might have to add to this over time because this is all I remember now but I know there are more. Just call me Brucie.xx

8 comments:

  1. Good list Brenda.

    You forgot "I'm a bit squiffy" and "ENTJ" or EFTJ/INTJ/ISTJ/etc.(said diagnostically and confidently and accusingly). They are your number one phrases surely! Or are they so 2009?

    And if you don't mind, I started the Mike Leigh thing, not Mike - test it, ask him who Mike Leigh is. He may struggle! Then again, he might have nicked it from me and passed it off as his own. He's a bit of a phrase magpie I've noticed.

    Thank you. But you are disqualified for bending the rules xxx

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  2. I liked that post.

    I notice my boys say "I'm good' all the time.

    Dylan has taken to saying 'what?' in an accusing tone that only a five year old could get away with.

    Whatever I say Jane just smiles and carries on regardless - best way probably.

    Enjoy christmas. I've enjoyed your blog and thanks for your kind comments on mine.

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  3. beetroot and carrot juice.
    really?
    yeuch.
    LOL
    ;-)

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  4. Claire...No James started the mike Leigh thing!!!! Mikey wouldn't start something like that!!! I have been told now by three seperate people that I rememind them if 'her' off 'Happy Go Lucky' can't quite see it myself!!!

    Mark - it's funny when my sister asked me to do this, my very initial response was - I don't say anything more than once...so it's taught me something! I tell people it's best if they don't listen to me, or if they do to realise nothing's based on reality. I sometimes think i have a sort of social tourettes.

    Clipster - it's delicious and makes me bounce around all over the place. Makes me seem like a health freak to say I .juice....but it's mostly a grat counteraction to the volume of alcohol I consume...

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  5. Oh yes, sorry I didn't read the 'in-law" bit! But I think you'll find behind every good man there's a good woman!

    I don't know Happy Go Lucky???

    One part juice, hundred and one parts alcohol. That's the way to do it, right?

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  6. Ooohh, I loved this post!!

    I adore your phrase....'You know me - vague in a specific way'

    I might have a go at doing this sometime...I do already know that I have a habit of saying 'Awww, it's a wee shame for you' in a sarcastic manner!

    C x

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  7. Oh yes, I do know Happy Go Lucky and no, you are still not like her! People are pigeonholing 'people who are a bit wacky' and putting you in it but you don't fit! You have your very own pigeonhole (with flowers and a papermache dragon on it) xxx

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  8. Carol, please do have a go...it's surprisingly insightful to a person's life and personality I think!!!

    Claire please make a request any time!
    x

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