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Thread: Do you use phrases from commercials?

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    I used to and still do tell my kids and grandkids "Sorry Charlie!" I just wondered if you use any phrases that you would have to explain to your kids or grands what they mean because they are before their time!!

    Charlie was a Sunkist Tuna that didn't make the grade to get in a Sunkist can!! It was a commercial from yesteryear! LOL Not real sure what yesteryear! :mrgreen:

    I know I use more but have to think about it a bit. For the younger crowd is there any commercial phrase or jingle that makes its way into your conversation?

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    I used to sing the "I wish I were an Oscar Meijer Weiner" song all the time to my kids when they were irritating me!

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    I guess I have never really thought about how many times we repeat catch phrases from commercials, tv shows and movies...
    Will have to do some thinking on this too :D:D:D

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    heavens, i hope not!

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    The commericals that are on TV now are too stupid to repeat.

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    :D Nope but I'll start paying more attention to others around me to see if they do. :D

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    I bet you do it and don't realize it. I love to listen to how people talk and a lot of the phrases from commercials and tv are now in our every day words and phrases.

    A McGyverism is when someone uses an unusual way to fix a problem. I have heard this used in common conversations.

    Make my day was a real popular phrase for alot of folks. Or I'll be back.(Schwarzenegger)

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    CAN YOU HERE ME NOW!!!! My favorite!!!1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    CAN YOU HERE ME NOW!!!! My favorite!!!1
    LMBO this is one that I do use :D:D:D

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    Where's the beef?

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    I'm sure that I quote from commercials without realizing it, but I know that I will quote tv shows and/or movies.

    The latest one was when someone came up to my desk and knocked quietly on it to get my attention. My response was "Dave's not here, man." :P

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    I quote from MASH all the time....

    or Mayberry - "Nip it in the bud!"

    or my favorite comedian - Bro. Dave Gardner - "did you see the light"

    Book 'em Danno...

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    pop pop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is!
    (I think it was for AlkaSeltzer)

    I can't believe I ate the whole thing!

    Let Mikey try it!
    Mikey likes it!

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    Hi, I'm Peg Bracken and I hate to cook!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    pop pop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is!
    (I think it was for AlkaSeltzer)

    I can't believe I ate the whole thing!

    Let Mikey try it!
    Mikey likes it!
    Yep I remember these.

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    When the kids were still around one of mine was "I'm not touching you."

    The ad pictured two siblings in the backseat of the car on a trip and as they like to annoy each other they got in trouble for making actual contact so it was hands off. They then resorted to getting as close as they could without actually making contact.

    One I say around my husband is from the Progessive insurance lady, "Don't worry. It happens to me all the time."

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    One I used with my kids and still use with my grands is Get it? Got it! Good! It is a line in The Emporer's New Clothes. It was a movie I saw years ago done by Abbot and Costello. That line was hilarious done by them.

    I just answered my DGS Zach with that and realized I do that all the time.

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    I'll be back .

    Is it soup yet ?

    Can you hear me know . ?
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    I will do a survey to see If I can raise some more from the general population .

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    My DH often says "Is it soup yet?" He also likes to imitate Booboo from the Yogi Bear cartoons saying,"Smarter than the average bear!"
    I have used the ," get it, got it, good" a few times. Also the "can you hear me now," and, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing!"
    It just goes to show if you hear something enough, you tend to pick it up! Good reason to be careful what you say around kids! They don't miss a thing!!

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    When we were kids, my Dad would call up the stairs to us in the AM on schooldays...'Up and at 'em Adam Ant"... A cartoon in the 50's...I always said that to my kids and still say that to DH LOL

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    We live in a very rural area and have a lot of squirrels that like to play "chicken" with vehicles. They are all named "Geico".

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    Another one we use all of the time is "Got Milk" :D:D:D

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    Deliverance. It brings fear to the hearts all of the men who thought they were rugged. Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding. LOL!!!

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    "When we were kids, my Dad would call up the stairs to us in the AM on schooldays...'Up and at 'em Adam Ant"... A cartoon in the 50's...I always said that to my kids and still say that to DH LOL"


    I use that one every now and then to get my DH on the move. :)

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    Calgon! Take me away! (when my kids were being a total pain)

    They're all grown now. yippee!! I can send them home

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