Wednesday, March 12, 2008

‘Juno-isms’ Make Their Rounds In Everyday Lingo

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Phrases from the film Juno are steadily creeping into our everyday lingo – fo’ shizz.

The Global Language Monitor – a California-based company that analyzes the latest trends in word usage around the world – has just compiled a current list of the top “HollyWORDIEs,” words and phrases from popular films that are influencing the English Language.

According to the list, slang from the comedy flick Juno, appropriately dubbed “Juno-verse,” is being widely used, with quips like: “Doodle that can’t be undid,” “Silencio,” and “Should’ve gone to China, because I hear they give away babies like free iPods.”

Other HollyWORDIEs that made the cut include...

  • “Call it, Friendo,” the phrase calmly uttered by Oscar winner Javier Bardem during the coin toss scene in No Country For Old Men.

  • “I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!,” which is Daniel Day-Lewis’ now infamous catchphrase from There Will Be Blood.

  • “Maddness? This is S-P-A-R-T-A!,” yelled by Gerard Butler in 300 as he engages the Persians in battle.

  • “I’m not the guy you kill; I’m the guy you buy off,” George Clooney’s description of his character in Michael Clayton.

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