Sometimes after the movies, we would walk over to Pizza Hut and hang out some more. After sitting in the dark for two hours with our friends, and the bathroom at the movies being full of people, sometimes you had to depend on your best friend to "check you" and make sure that you didn't have a big ole popcorn kernel in your teeth or something gross hanging out of your nose. We had one friend in particular who always asked, "Do I have anything in my nose?" Her name was Monica. Therefore, "Monica" became our code word we used for "Check me and make sure I'm okay" before this group of cute boys comes up to us. You see, boys are still immature at that age and they tend to make fun of girls whether they like them or not. So, if you were caught with spinich in your teeth or something hanging out of your nose, you were doomed for your high school career. Poor Terry wet her pants in 7th grade and was tortured for it until her family moved a year later.
So, my other question for the day is about catch phrases. What do you think of when you hear "Eh, what's up, doc?" Bugs Bunny, right? Here's a few more:
"Kiss my grits!" Flo from Alice
"I pity da fool" Mr. T, from The A Team
"Shazam" Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffth Show
"ughr?" Tim the Tool Man Taylor from Home Improvement
"Zoiks" Shaggy from Scooby Doo
When you hear these catch phrases you pretty much know who's talking, right? Well, I've noticed when my bloggy friends amaze me with their latest creative projects or post something really funny, I catch myself typing/saying the same thing. "Oh my gracious!" Y'all may have noticed that I use that phrase A LOT! Another thing I say a lot is, "Seriously?" I didn't even realize how much I said it until a friend pointed it out to me. I often tell my Hubby, "I love you and I like you a real lot!" and I'm known for calling my son "Dude" a lot. So, I just wondered if it's just me or do y'all have certain code words or catch phrases you're known for? I'd love to hear them. Please tell me I'm not the only one.