Do you have words you like to say, just because they sound funny? I’ve noticed lately that I’ve been partaking in the word “satchel” almost daily. It makes me feel British. And it’s crept into all my speaking gigs too, and the audiences seem to really enjoy it. Lately I’ve been craving to start a movement of re-launching “satchel” into daily American dialect. I’d also like to revive or introduce several other words/phrases into everyday vernacular including:
*You rock like Spock – I just really like Dr. Spock, mostly because of his robot-like zen and his cool ears. I think he rocks. Therefore, if you also rock, then you can be easily compared to Spock.
*I’m out like trout – A great phrase for setting time limits or announcing exits. My college friend named Sliv and I used to make up a slew of these phrases. Only thing they all had in common was that they all rhymed….and they were all bizarre.
*Duh – Why go to great lengths to explain your mistakes, when you can just summarize by saying “duh?” I mean, at that point we all know you did something stupid. I vote you just cut to the chase, own your mishap, and just say “duh.”
*Ridiculous – Every grammatical form of the word “ridiculous” should be used at least 10 times per day. Examples include:
-Ridic (abbreviated version) “Dude, that’s totally ridic.” (usually used when “that” is a negative thing, not a positive.)
-Ridiculousness: (noun) “That latest Britney escapade was sheer ridiculousness!”
-Ridiculously: (adjective) “Man, I am ridiculously happy for you.”
Tell me what words you want to bring back!