Sunday, March 14, 2010

Your Mission,

should you choose to accept it, is simple: Help me come up with substitution phrases.

I tend to over-use my favorite words and phrases, and a former student just reminded me how annoying that can be. So, in the spirit (belated, I know I know, I GET it) of Lent, I am going to work on expanding my vocabulary. Below, I have compiled a list of my most popular go-tos. If you would be so kind as to provide some alternative suggestions, I will be forever in your debt.

1) Balls.
2) Delicious.
3) I'm just sayin, is all.
4) Son of a...
5) Yummy.
6) Serious (or some form thereof--for serious, seriously, on the serious).

There are probably more, but I can't think of them right now. In fact, I kinda feel bad about this--like I'm abandoning old friends. But, hey! It's a new world, right? And worlds are made of language.

Still. I might keep one or two, just for old time's sake.


Hannah said...


james said...

Hannah, leave me that one, at least. I must have some repetitive phrases to abuse.

katyusha1 said...

1) You are not allowed to give this one up. I mean it.
2) "Luscious." "Delectable" might work, too.
3) *shrug, raised eyebrows, tinge of pity*
4) "Cocksucker!" For a pg-rated version, "Why, you...!"
5)I've got nothing on this one.
6) "No shit." *Look of absolute conviction.* Can also work as a question.

That's the best I can offer, though I must say I will miss our shared vocabulary.

james said...

K--no worries. I'm not giving them up. Instead, we'll think of it as more of a time share. I don't want some of the words in our Texas mafia lexicon to feel unloved, so I'm gonna include them in the conversation. "Varmint" and "Luscious" ought hang out together more often, anyway.

Plus. Bonus on the Cocksucker. That is def getting added. And here's a new one from the weekend: Twat-waffle.

Bah! Hah! That phrase makes me smile out loud.