Friday, September 29, 2006
Words of Wonder.
Yep, that's my catchphrase.
I'll admit that I've let it go out of use a little bit now and then, but lately it seems to be coming back with a vengeance. (Especially when I play poker and lose after going all-in.)
Why Sweet Christmas? Well first of all I wanted to be different from what everyone else was saying. I needed to have something that worked for all occasions and tones, and yet had an inside-joke quality about it. (Only comic savvy geeks get the reference.)
So I ripped off the colorful catchphrase of our Favorite 70's Super Hero - Luke Cage, otherwise known as Powerman.
(Side Note: During my Restaurant Management days, I used to use the term "Uglier than my sister" when describing a particularly dirty area, but stopped when she actually started working at the same location.)
Why would a chunky white guy steal the words from a fictional black man? Because I could, that's why. And it's worked out great so far. I normally use it when I'm surprised or startled, but it can work just as well to describe shock and awe. It's a multipurpose term, and a lot can be conveyed just by intonation.
I'd love to see it on a T-Shirt, maybe with "Show me your Power Move" on the back. (Too Geeky? Ya think?) I bet Marvel Comics would sue my ass.
I'd sure say "Sweet Christmas!" when I opened the court documents for that.
So what's your catchphrase?
"Awesome Possum", "Dope-a-lope", "Okilly-Dokilly"?
I got ya all beat.