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Do you ever find yourself using an unusual word or even whole sentences for a few weeks after seeing a certain movie?

Asked by Dutchess_III (36385points) March 25th, 2012

I keep finding reasons to use the word “bonifide.” I’ll let you guess the movie!

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josie's avatar

It happened only once in my life. The word was “inauspicious”

Michael_Huntington's avatar

After a few days of watching British TV, I sometimes get used to the British colloquiums and I start saying them. Then no one understands me :(

mazingerz88's avatar

The Big Lebowski. And the word was Dude, dude.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Cowabunga dude!

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Why you little..RAAAAGGHHH!
/strangles Bart

mazingerz88's avatar

Wait a minute here…is @josie back? Oh shit he’s back! : )

Good, dude.

Dutchess_III's avatar


“Why I oughta…”

filmfann's avatar

Bonifide? I am guessing O Brother, Where Art Thou?

One word that caught on, that I hate, is Ginormous. I can’t abide that. (BL)

gailcalled's avatar

@Dutchess: Do you perhaps mean bona fide?

Only138's avatar

I said “Shit the Bed” alot after seeing “House of 1,000 Corpses” on DVD. :)

Tropical_Willie's avatar

“what we have here is a failure
to communicate.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Thank you @gailcalled! No wonder spell check couldn’t find it! :)

Great movie @Tropical_Willie.

deni's avatar

Me and my friend were talking like old Englishmen the other day and she said “BY GEORGE!” as a way of expressing shock. Now I can’t stop saying it. It is the best phrase ever! Hahahahahha

Jeruba's avatar

Here’s another vote for bona fide, which is pronounced, when anglicized, as if it were spelled “bonified.” It’s actually Latin for “in good faith.”

ratboy's avatar

“Do you feel lucky, well do you punk!”

coastiegirl96's avatar

“Hobknocker” ...don’t ask. But yeah, I was a dork.

woodcutter's avatar

Mmmm..that is a TASTY burger.

pulp fiction

linguaphile's avatar

I do for movies every once in a while, especially if I saw it with my son. He’s a big movie-line person.

Our thing nowadays is from a one-man-show we saw 3 weeks ago—we’re quoting punch lines from the show every other day or so. Earlier tonight my son quoted a line at a burger joint, changing the context of the line—the line in the play is: I like you! I tell alll my friends t’come see you! My son said: I like this! I tell allll my friends t’come eat this!

xnightflowerx's avatar

May the odds be ever in your favor. Used that a little while ago at dinner with my buddies. Saw the Hunger Games Friday and Saturday so its fresh in my head.

But yeah, I tend to grab things from movies/shows and use them a while. Sometimes forever. For example, ever since I watched Trainspotting 6 or so years ago shite has been a regular part of my vocabulary.

augustlan's avatar

I’m much more likely to pick up an accent or manner of speaking from a movie than a word or phrase. If a line is particularly funny or apt, though, the odds of my overusing it for a while definitely increase.

Dutchess_III's avatar

WTH are the Hunger Games???

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Dutchess_III It is the name of a new pizza place.

Dutchess_III's avatar

A new pizza place? All over the freaking internet? .... You’re yanking my chain, Willie!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yup, but only a little yank. Just to make you smile!

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