Monday, April 19, 2010

Essential Phrases

If the English language (or whatever language you speak) was being erased from history tomorrow, and you were only allowed to keep 5 phrases for yourself to use for the rest of your life, what would they be?*

Mine Are:

"Show me how"

"That's beautiful!"

"Be careful"

"Want anything in the shops?"

"Yes please, a coffee"

I think I could probably get through the rest of my days with just those...

Now - you tell me yours...

* credit goes to Mr VC as the source for this one, which emerged during a conversation we had in the home.


Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Hmm, I'll have to think about that.

Can I get back to you later on this?

Yeah, I know what day it is, but I need more time.

No, you don't have to do it, I am going to do it.

Christ, it's not like procastination is a cardinal sin or anything.

Domestic Oub said...

"oooh, me knees" (Very important as complaining about my bad joints takes up at least 98.6% of my conversation.)

"I'll do it tomorrow" (A lifetime without the ability to procrastinate is a life I don't want to live.)

"Cadbury's" (Speaks for itself I believe...)

"Jake Gylenhall - yummy." (Once again, speaks for itself...and, I suspect he'll age well, so this should do me for the rest of my life.)

"ME first!" (I imagine this would have multiple beneficial uses...)

Anonymous said...

I want to go to there. (From 30 Rock) (Applies to most things)
If you must.
Yes, I am really only 17. (it's important to make this clear as often as possible)
Oh, this old thing! (applies to most things - besides me).
Not today, thank you.

Niamh B said...

Lorenzo - they are magnificent
Thanks Oub - and for the explanations, must google Jake Glenyhall now
Dave - love those, especially the third, think I might have to steal that one!

Domestic Oub said...

I chronically misspelt his name...

but check him out!

Have you seriously never heard of him, or just merely highlighting my appaling spelling.

And now I'm wondering, maybe I should have said Christian Bale. I love him. LOVE him. It's deep and spirtual. (You should see him semi-naked in American Psycho... though you do need to ignore the chainsaw death scenes in that one...)

Niamh B said...

Hadn't heard of him, I don't get out much - in this one ->

he looks the spit of Mr Oub, I think that's why you like him really :-)

Christian Bale eh? Must google him

niamh said...

1. Goodnight, i love you.
2. I'll do it in a minute
3. A pint of guinness please
4. Dont forget the dishes
5. Its your turn, i did it last time

Totalfeckineejit said...

'Would you ever fuck off'

I ,mean as the phrase I 'd like to keep.I don't need any others, there's barely a situation known to man(well EEjit) where this isn't the most appropriate and effective answer.It can even be done with a laugh for pleasant occasions , should one ever crop up (unlikely)
Try it out on the boss tomorrow at work, he'll /she'll be delighted.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ps Why is Teddy wearing a halloween mask?

Domestic Oub said...

Mr Oub is your new best friend.

Niamh B said...

Thanks Niamh, and may I say people with such nice names as yourself and with a penchant for guinness are always welcome.
TFE - I'll have to try that, thanks, Teddy isn't wearing a mask, his face was chewed off during a screening of child's play when I was young.
Oub - lol you know it's true!

Karen said...

Hmmm. Difficult task! Ever so polite, I learned my lessons well, so here's what I'd say, then what I'd think:

- Thank you. (Of course, you idiot!)
- No, thank you. (Get the heck out of here with that!)
- Please. (Oh, gimme, gimme, gimme!)
- Excuse me. (Move over, Mister! or, Of course, I burped. Big Deal!)
- I love it. (Are you kidding me?)

Niamh B said...

Tks Karen, It's true what they said all those years ago - manners will get you a long way...

Titus said...

How did I miss this? Think, quick!

"I know I posted it, oh, about a week ago."

"You must be thinking of my twin sister."

"Of course I'll marry you, Mr. Gates."

"39. I know I don't look it."

"White, with two sugars. Every half-an-hour."

Was very tempted to steal Lorenzo's final one, which is a bit genius. I think I'll start using it anyway.

Poetikat said...

This is a great meme, but I can't think of any right now. I will let you know.


"Did you feed the cats?"

"Can you bring me up a coffee"

"I love you."

"I forgot to get myself a towel."

"What time is it?"

Five is not enough.


Niamh B said...

Thanks Titus. Mr Gates will be delighted when he sees this.
And thanks Poetikats - think the cats'll let you know either way - well unless they've been fed and then they'll pretend they haven't been fed - fair enough - you need em all!