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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

To discuss catchphrases that are so fetch

I think it's about time I had my own catchphrase.

Think about it. All the greats have their own.

"Did I do that?" - Urkel
"How rude!" - Stephanie Tanner
"Mission Accomplished" - former President Bush
"It depends on what the definition of 'is' is"- former President Clinton
"*crickets chirping*" - Spencer Pratt's head

Making a catchphrase is difficult business, though. Just like Gretchen trying, in vain, to make "fetch" happen in Mean Girls, you can't just force it. There has to be a natural progression of things. It's an organic process, much like how how Will Smith would yell, "Dammnnnnn" when a fly honey would walk by, as fly honeys are prone to do on Fresh Prince.

For no particular reason, I made up a word for my catchphrase. That way, no one can say they've said it before, and no one can dispute the meaning. Think of Skeeter's "Honk! Honk!" from "Doug." That's just genius. On the surface, Skeeter is saying, "I'm in agreement, or I'm glad to see you." On a deeper level, it's a social commentary on the dangers of nuclear proliferation. True story.

My phrase is "Shebamzee," with a variation of "Shebam-o" when the situation calls for it.

Possible uses:
"Look at that pack of cougars groveling over the Twilight movie. Shebamzee!"
"We were just about to get down and dirty, when, shebamzee! She told me she was a he."
"Shebam-o! Those Jersey Shore cast members are a shebamzee away from reversing the theory of evolution."

I don't know about you, but this could be a landmark event not seen since the Fonz's "Heyyyyyy."
If you have a catchphrase of your own, please tell, and try to use it today in everyday conversation or in a blog post. It's for the children.

8 comments:

BeckEye said...

I don't really have a catch phrase, but I've been trying to bring "up in this piece" back. So far it isn't really working.

Herding Cats said...

I like it!

LiLu said...

Wait, "fetch" didn't happen??

I have GOT to stop saying that.

P said...

I think your catchphrase would fit into "Anchorman" very well.

No?

As for my OWN catchphrases . . . I don't have one. Although a lot of my stories seem to involve me starting off "Well I had a couple of glasses of wine last night, went on facebook and . . ."

Not a catchphrase?

Okay...

gracie-mel said...

I happen to like Jon Stewarts' "F*** the chicken"!!

tracie said...

I've been thinking about this whole Cougars love 17 year olds thing, and it IS creepy.

Soda and Candy said...

weell since gracie-mel opened up the profanity, I can tell you that my husband's catchphrase is "You f**kin' what?" It's an exclamation of surprise. The work-safe one is "Jeezum Crow", which is of course a thinly veiled blaspheme.

Jenners said...

My catchphrase is "Don't fuck with me you fucking fucktard." I use it liberally and loudly.

Just kidding.

I like yours ... I'll begin using it immediately myself.

Sorry for the profanity. It was purely for comedic effect.

And why on earth don't you have "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" on your poll??????????

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