Tuesday, 2 April 2013

B is for Best friend catch phrases (Bouyaa!)



I have no idea how to spell the word, but I love saying it. Ron Stoppable from the cartoon Kim Possible used to say Bouyaa, and years later I’m still saying it.

Catch phrases make the best friend character more memorable and usually adds a comedic feel to a movie or sitcom. I don’t often find best friend catch phrases in novels. I think this is because the words would be repetitive and the reader tends to like fresh words and ideas as s/he moves along (I'm guessing here).

My favorite catch phrase is from the movie Three Can Play That Game where the best friend keeps saying, “That’s that bullshit right there.” I love it. She’s basically talking about men, but the phrase can be added to all sorts of things. Apply it and see if it fits during an inconvenient situation in your life. I do it all that time.



What is a best friend catch phrase that you can’t get out of your mind?

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16 comments:

  1. Bouyaa is an awesome catch phrase!!
    Clearly, I don't say it enough. I wonder what my hubby's reaction might be if I started saying it around him? hehehe

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and making me laugh Lynda. I hope you try it and see his reaction.

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  2. You've got me thinking.. I'm not sure I notice them but will make an effort to now.

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    1. The catch phrases can be entertaining.

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  3. I love Bouyahh too!!! This is a great blog, and I will definitely stop by more often.

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    1. Thanks. Did you just give the correct spelling for Bouyahh? It looks better than mine.

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  4. Hey.. I never had thought before on catch phrases although I identify it.. But your blog made me recap instances

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    1. Unless a catch phrase resonates with you, you don't tend to pay it any mind.

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  5. Best Friends, excellent, Nana! I have a group that goes back to my 13th year, we still get together. Love good friends.

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    1. It's always good to know that someone has known you for longer than anyone else, and they still like you.

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  6. One of my friends used to roll her eyes at me when I said something which showed I wasn't on the same page and say 'what am I rearing?' as if she was my mom. It was funny the way she did it.

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  7. BFF's - My best friend and I didn't really like each other until we got put on a project together in 7th grade. Who knew she was really fun? We were in each other's weddings, and even though we live far apart - She's in Alaska, I'm in Ct, we see each other once a year. She comes back to NY to see her family and we always get together. I hope to get to Alaska someday :)


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    1. Best friends are awesome. Long time best friends are even better.

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  8. This isn't exactly what you're talking about, but in the movie, The Other Guys, and they're close to the explosion, and lying on the pavement, he's like - you know how tose guys in movies just get up and walk away?? I CALL BULLSHIT ON THAT ONE!,
    Hubs and I say this all the time...

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    1. That movie was hilarious and that line cracked me up. I mean I had tears in eyes and I couldn't stop laughing. Laughing like crazy now. That was a great line. He yelled it because he couldn't hear at the time. O my goodness- too funny.

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