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Old Apr 29 2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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How many of you use words,phrases or even expletives from books you've read or a tv show or even a film? I do. 1 example is my family knows I'm angry if I hum the theme from The Bad News Bears. But when I say By the first shell they know I'm happy.
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Old Apr 29 2009, 09:20 AM   #2
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I use movie and tv show lines all the time.

"Ja! I see him!" ~ Die Hard

"Mo-ron!" ~ Reba

There's others.
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I use some Pernese?Anne McCaffrey sayings, maledicta and such in daily life (both talking and writing).

TV/movie ones just for fun (e.g. I'll be back with a heavy German accent), most things popular in day to day language in Dutch (which is because I am) are sentences or "sayings" from television commercials. Though they usually don't "live long" except a few classics.
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I use Frack from Battlestar Galactica sometimes.
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I probably would if I spoke English informally in my day to day life. Currently I don't get very many opportunities to do so.
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I've used shell/shells as well as shards, I've thought Faranth. And "For crying out loud" from Stargate SG-1 sometimes comes out when I'm alone.
Maybe a few other things from different books depending on how I'm feeling, particularly for a while right after reading them. Moonworms is a favorite substitute for s- -t. Tara K. Harper's Cataract and Cat Scratch Fever.
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I think we all use them...some you use in everyday life to get a quick chuckle, or to blow off steam in public without really offending the others who are around you at the time. Some become personal jokes or comments that only you and your loved ones relate to.
In our house I don't think a day goes by where you don't hear a well known *Star Trek* phrase or two or more.
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TV/movie ones just for fun (e.g. I'll be back with a heavy German accent)
Aehm... It's an _austrian_ accent.
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I know he's Austrian, you're correct. But I meant German language in general, dernok
I think most of our English speaker here would know/hear the difference between and Austrian or German accent anyway
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Nice thought, Hans, but the only Austrian I know is Arnie Baby, and - sorry all you Austrians out there - he sounds German to me! But what do I know, I'm American...

And I confess to using catchphrases from books/movies/TV a lot. Some from The Princess Bride ("Anybody who tells you that life is fair is trying to sell you something"), lots from Raiders of the Lost Ark ("What truck!" when heading with great determination into the unknown ), some from daft comic books, and one from Joss Whedon's much-lamented Firefly TV series - when something is going well, or I'm feeling good, I do tend to say, "Shiny!" That was a brilliant umbrella term and deserves wider use!
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Sadly there are days when all my brain muscles can think of are one-liners from movies. I'm like a Mike the tv...ok maybe I'm exaggerating just a lil. Most popular bits include: "By Jove! I think she's got it!" or Aragorn's pep talk from the Black gate and "for Frodo!"...Oh and I love some Joss Whedon buffy, angel, firefly, and now dollhouse quotes("You haven't seen my Drawer of Inappropriate Starches?")...not too mention "shards" is a better word all around.
And even worse I start asking folks as I'm saying them...where's it from? Do ya know? It could be some random anime or cartoon quote. Poor folks! They put up with so much.
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Holy socks batman!
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Steve: they exist!

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Steven...that one might date some of us...Holy time machine Batman!!!
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so... "Holy rusted metal, Batman!" would be an improvement? :teehee:
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Expletives?

I don't know what the frack your talking about. I'm sure I frelling well don't use expletives or any other fardling words when speaking about something that annoys the pojays out of me or some peta'q annoys the hell out of me.





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That would be because only a veruul would use such language in public!
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I use Frelling/any other variation on the word all the time. And I quite often swear in German or Italian. ALso, if there was one thing the Portuguese exchange student we had when I was in high school taught us, it was how to use some creative sentences in Spanish :-p
"Burn me" and "blood and bloody ashes" slip out sometimes too.

A little off topic, but I do enjoy seeing how many times I can say "Indeed" before someone picks up on where/what it's from
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Funny this Thread I do use a Elfian greeting and it has caught on with
my friends and they do it too

''I see you Glen !!!'' or who ever it might be,I even found myself at times
saying what Boba Fett has these little sayings
Remember when The Thing was released the saying was 'Watch the Skies''
Star Wars ..May the Force be with you '',, there was some great ones
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