Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll 5/10/13: What’s Your Catchphrase?

If I were to poll all your closest friends, co-workers, and relatives, what word or phrase would they say you say the most? 

Mine is probably “motherfucker,” if we’re being honest.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

13 replies on “Lunchtime Poll 5/10/13: What’s Your Catchphrase?”

I use a lot of nouns. Like, if a friend says something good happened to them, I say “Congratulations, sweets!” or, “honey, hon, rascal, fart, doll, man” with no issue towards gender unless I’m fairly certain a boy likes me and then they all get referred to as nothing. As for a phrase, I have a bunch that pop up randomly. I can’t even recall any at the moment. I don’t use “bad words” – my father, the man who refuses to use expletives did a solid job of brainwashing me. So you’ll hear “dangit, darnit, darn, shoot, crap” – crap only because I got to high school and my new high school friends couldn’t believe I was still using “crud.”

“Good to know” which I picked up from “Girl Interrupted” (bless you Angelina).

For my more salty phrases it wavers between “Oh for fuck’s sake” and “Jesus fucking Christ.” Both I picked up from the Irish ex-pats while living in Korea.

I got a good laugh out of this.

True story: My best friend in Korea is from Derry and the first time he asked me, What’s the craic?” my response was literally, “Huh?” There was also confusion on my part with frequent uses of, “Your man.”

Hmmm… It would probably depend on who you ask. I know I say “a bit” more than a bit. I also have the quantifier for “a lot” that is GERBILLION. As in, “I have listened to that song a gerbillion times.”

But what I would LIKE my catchphrase to be? Well:


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