Thursday, June 12, 2008

Phrase Deaths Issue #1



Early this morning, "...And by [that], I mean [this]" died a violent death at the hands of teenagers, the lame, and comedians worldwide. Living a brief but full life, this phrase sure packed everything it could into its run. The comedic device exceeded its life expectancy vastly by being so versatile that literally even the dullest of people could use it...and boy did they EVER. Survived by close relatives "Did I say [this]? Because I meant [this]" and "AKA", its paint-by-numbers legacy will live on (for what will seem like) forever.

17 comments:

THE FLINT SKINNY said...

Your blog sucks, by sucks I mean is hysterical. Thank you for officially putting this phrase to death; it's about time. If you need me, you can find me pissing on its grave while singing If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands.

Bee said...

BWAHAHAHA!!
Well hot damn! I didn't know it had died and still use it in my witty repertoire! And by that I mean, gibberish talk. ;o)

Kori said...

I have actually never heard that phrase, but thanks to you, I don't have to worry about hearing it. by that I mean I really don't give a shit. HA! You are so funny-even more so now that I have seen you "other" side. Was it Shakespeare who said, "The whole world's a stage....?" Yeah-it applies-in a good way. I am so glad I stumbled on your blog.

blaine_fridley said...

damn it all, Sully. i'm afraid to say it, but it's a chestnut i dust off once in a while when i want to be a smug, sarcastic prick but am to lazy to put any real effort into it. thank you for ridding me of this crutch.
i can still use "whassaaaaaaaap", right?

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Anonymous Boxer said...

Peace out lame phrase.

Can you also kill "my bad", 'cuz that's gone way past it's date code, too.

Thinkinfyou said...

Oh I think it's such a shame...I guess it's true that only the good die young.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Well, we definitely need some new cliches, aka overused phrases, but at the end of the day, reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. By which I mean slightly misrepresented. After all, old phrases don't die, they simply fade away...

The Offended Blogger said...

Much like the over-used blah, blah, blah that was so popular back in the '90's.

By blah, blah, blah I mean yadda, yadda, yadda of course. :)

Megan said...

I didn't know phrases could die. And by that I mean, "yeah, totally, right?"

;)

Megan said...

Oh, and can you like kill "like" as well? It's like way past its like, shelf life.

Michelle Ann said...

I think death has also come to "and not that there is anything wrong with that"...funny the first 2000 times I heard it, not so much now.

VE said...

Don't worry...it'll probably come back to haunt us now.

Pete Dunn said...

I use it all the time. And by all the time I mean... ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

Nick said...

Is this an 'other side of the Atlantic' thing? Like starting blog posts with the word 'So...'? I'm not familiar with it. But its death cheers me nonetheless.

Can you kindly shoot 'See what I did there?' in the knees?

moonmystic said...

This blog is uncanny and by uncanny I mean completely canny!

Megan said...

And whereforarthou?

catscratch diva said...

RIP.