Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Say what?

"What's up chicken butt?"

For the last few weeks I have had this really obnoxious phrase stuck in my head. I honestly don't even know where it came from.  I think I can blame it on my good friend Deanna for starting it. . . .or maybe it was my good friend Christina. . . . but really as long as I can blame its origination on someone other than me, it's all good. 

Seriously, I know it's immature, doesn't make a lot of sense and all that, but I crack up every time I think about it!  I think we used to use it as a greeting in high school/college - yes we were that cool. 

Phrases and sayings are kind of like scents or music.  They can bring you back to a certain time in your life, or bring up certain emotions and thoughts. 

In Bible college (yes I went to Bible college) I had a professor who used to say "Bless God!" in this crazy, southern Baptist type voice - he would also say, "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall be flexed!"  Whenever I think of those phrases (usually at times of stress), I am reminded of this man of God and how he seemed to take everything in stride and with a touch of humor.

There are tons of other phrases and sayings, but my mind is overflowing with other stuff at the moment, so instead I want to hear from you.  What are some phrases that bring you back in time?  Or just phrases that you love or hate? 

**Update**  My reference to "crazy southern Baptist voice" had nothing to do with the Baptist (or southern Baptist) denomination or people who go to a Baptist church. . . . just what pops into my mind when I think of my professor!



1 comment:

Robin @ Pink Dryer Lint said...

My husband and I often quip "But it's a MU-sical!" (singing, of course) because our children insist on singing -- not speaking -- with frequency.

And yelling. They seem to do a fair share of that, too. ;)