Unfortunately, not having any obstacles to overcome as a child has made you somewhat vanilla as an adult. You now have no interesting stories to recount and nothing of color to contribute at a party – oops! But there’s one thing you have learned over the years – the attention-getting power of a good catchphrase! Here are some phrases to help you construct your personality from the ground up.
“You know what I mean?”
“You know what I mean?” is the suburban mom’s version of Urkel’s “Did I do that?” It gives the illusion you know what you’re talking about by leaving the interpretation up to the other party.
You: I’m really getting into buying my food from farmer’s markets. I just like my food fresh, you know what I mean?
Steph: Yeah, totally.
You: I hate dogs. They’re just not like cats, you know what I mean?
Steph: Yeah, totally.
See, you do know what you mean. Because you’re a person with thoughts and feelings and people around you can affirm that.
“Slow Your Roll.”
This phrase gives you a confident, chill vibe. By incorporating this phrase into your conversations, you give the impression that you’ve got things figured out. Example:
Steph: We should go help out the other food drive volunteers.
You: Ha, slow your roll.
“Baby, I Was Born To Run!”
Bruce Springsteen inspired/sang this phrase, which let’s others believe that you’re a “free spirit.”
Steph: We should really try out that new sushi restaurant downtown.
You: Ah, but baby, I was born to run!
Steph: Ha, okay. I’m cool with whatever.
“Yabba Dabba Doo!”
By saying Fred Flintstone’s favorite catchphrase, you’ll give others the impression that you have a zest for life. Not only will people be fond of your “go-getter” spirit, they’ll find it contagious.
Steph: More Quiche?
You: Yabba Dabba Doo!
Steph: Yabba Dabba Doo!
You: Hey, that’s my catchphrase. Slow your roll.
“Famous last words…”
When used properly, this phrase let’s other believe that you’re very experienced. By saying this, it’ll appear that you’ve “been there, done that” and you know what’s about to happen next.
Steph: I am not going out tonight.
You: Ha! Famous last words…
“You are the weakest link, goodbye.”
Throwing back and doing an impression of the stern host from the television show, The Weakest Link is the most colorful and #tbt way to say, “I disagree.” Your point of opposition will come across, but they won’t take much offense due to your exquisite charm. Example:
Steph: These sausages are delicious.
You: You are the weakest link, goodbye.
Steph: Okay, slow your roll.
Simply sprinkle these into your daily exchanges and it will fool people into thinking you have a point of view in the world. Who knows, one of these phrases could be your “I’m Lovin’ It!”