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    I tend to shorten the phrase from this comic to "Burn, you insufferable dullard!" when using my favourite type in Pokemon. My family and I tend to use "I just want... to sing!", "He buggered off! So he has, he's scarpered!" and, for some reason, "I'll bite your legs off!" quite often (we like Monty Python ). What sentences from fiction have entered your vocabularies?
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    The first thing that comes to mind is "Please and thank you!" which I associate with Kim Possible. (I say "I associate" because I wouldn't be at all surprised if it's older than that)
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    Hmm...
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    For me it's less the phrases than how they're said.

    "You think as I do."
    "I'm here." (has to be done with the proper growl).
    "Whoooo needs a kick in the teeth?" (has to be with appropriate levels of glee)
    "Well THAT explains a few things!" (see above)
    "Good work Little Wooden Boy!" (see above)
    "We require additional (insert here)."
    "Now this is the main Control Panel..." Yes, I work a helpdesk, so this comes up a lot.
    "So what you're saying is, your computer took an arrow to the knee?" (see above)
    "I don't always know what I'm doing, and when I don't? I just Bing(tm) it."
    "You keep using that word..."
    "It's okay, I speak fluent typo."


    I could keep going, but you get the idea.
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    Individual words:
    Grok
    Cromulent

    Phrase:
    Also, yes.
    You are technically correct, the best kind of correct.

    I know that at one point in my life I had a larger contingent of Simpsons and Monty Python quotes in there, but they've fallen way off in recent years.
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    Phrases by (or at least earliest written form we know of) Shakespeare.

    Edit: oops, teach me to read stuff properly.
    Still, working with Shakespeare: "Not so much brain as earwax" and my personal favorite "Idol of idiot worshippers" tends to show up more often than strictly necessary.

    Otherwise lots of MP - especially "Run away! Run away!"
    Or lines from "Yes, Minister" - whenever the girl and I pass a park we have to say "Oh look, a park!"
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    I'm quite fond of using the Swedish translation for "(light) burn (you/me)" from the Wheel of Time.
    I've on times used Grok in casual conversation.
    Occasinally used Shiny from Firefly

    I'm probably using a lot more borrowed words and phrases but these are the ones that spring to mind when I think about it.
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    I remembered another. The one Sindarin word that has worked it's way into my vocabulary (excluding any borrowings that already exist, like lembas from Quenya): "yrch" for "orcs".
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    I have invented a new pronoun. is to be referred to as V/vim/vis/vis/vimself instead of he/him/his/his/himself or she/her/her/hers/herself

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    I have been known to shout Keelah at things when they frustrate me.

    I also before a rough night at work have known to quip dovie'andi se tovya sagain.

    And I'm starting to learn the various non-English curses from Firefly.

    Because once, just once! I want to use Wash's "Shove all the planets in the verse up my rear end."

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    "Let the fighting Uruk-Hai do the work, as usual" -- whenever an extra task gets shunted onto me
    "Hey, nice apparatus!" -- ridiculous gnome flirt from World of Warcraft
    "Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness" -- Jack Sparrow, uses obvious
    "Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt"
    "When I was your age, Hal, I was not an eagle's talon in the waist"
    Etc.

    Then, of course, there are scads of non-fictional quotes from various historic writings and historical figures which pepper my speech also.

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    I use "as you wish" with very close friends.

    I sometimes also use "I swear it shall be done" from same.

    Star Wars quotes abound: "Stay on target, stay on target", "I have you now", "I have a bad feeling about this" and "your powers are weak, old man" - especially with people younger than me.

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    "That does put a damper on our relationship."- Princess Bride
    Usually when something goes wrong due to another person's actions.
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    Updated list:
    "Please and thank you" -Kim Possible
    "Yrch" -Sindarin for "orcs"
    "Curiouser and curiouser" -Alice in Wonderland

    Also, I have used the District 12 salute before.
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    I have invented a new pronoun. is to be referred to as V/vim/vis/vis/vimself instead of he/him/his/his/himself or she/her/her/hers/herself

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    "It's just a flesh wound!"
    "Duizend bommen en granaten!'' (A translation of a quote from Tintin from the two gentlemen with the bowler hats.)
    "Why is the rum gone?"
    "I've got a jar of (insert beverage here)" with the dance and tune ofcourse.

    With the last two frequently being used at parties or when I'm working as a bartender.
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    At the D&D table, I once said, "Maybe you're the plucky comic relief. Did you ever think of that?"

    My wife and I occasionally respond to the other's frustration by modifying a Princess Bride quote, substituting the current issue: "She does not get eaten by the rush-hour traffic at this time."

    One trope I've occasionally used is to use a partial phrase, knowing that they will fill in the rest.

    "You keep using that word..."

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    I tend to sing “brave sir robin” (Monty Python) while playing league of Legends, usually when I’m trying to kite an enemy or just running away so I don’t get killed.
    I sometimes use (faux) curses and exclamations from sci-fi shows Frell from Farscape, Smeg from Red Dwarf, blast! From star wars (frack is too obvious).

    I also tend to quote random 80s movies, but there’s too many to mention here.
    An oddity, is that I often times quote flavor text from old magic the gathering cards, usually saying from Jaya Ballard, task mage the coolest (err hotest?) magic character ever.

    “Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire!”
    And
    “Some have said there is no subtlety to destruction. You know what? They're dead."
    tend to crop up the most, in oddly appropriate situations.
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    I use both grok and smeg somewhat conversationally. Oh, I also used "INCONCEIVABLE!" from The Princess Bride ... Other than that, I dunno. I'm sure there are other things, but I've probably forgotten.
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    +1 on Inconceivable
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    vagoo (which I've taken from Licd, though I suppose it's pre-existing)
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    I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any others right now.
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    I also tend to say 'Curiouser and curiouser', but that's practically become idiomatic. Other phrases include "What we got here . . . is a failure to communicate". I also say "Fascinating." in that breathless way Day from TNG would say it. (Not the murmuring rumble of Spock.)
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    I've been trying to clean up my language by using "Bother!" as a curse.

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    I've been trying to clean up my language by using "Bother!" as a curse.
    Hang spring cleaning indeed! Assuming that's your source, that is.
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    Hang spring cleaning indeed! Assuming that's your source, that is.
    Actually, my source is Winnie-the-Pooh, not The Wind in the Willows.

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    No one has any idea how much my friends and I quote video games or youtube abridged series. We have had conversations made up of quotes.
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    I really wanna find a way to use "Ah, but that is the plan. Now that they know of our plan, they will plan around our plan, and we will plan around the plan they are planning around our plan!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkhosia View Post
    I really wanna find a way to use "Ah, but that is the plan. Now that they know of our plan, they will plan around our plan, and we will plan around the plan they are planning around our plan!"
    Ah, but know we know you know we know your plan and you are planning around us knowing your plan, we will plan around your planning around of the plan we know you know we know.

    (Trust me, this is phrased correctly. It does make sense if you figure it out.)
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    I find myself using "thrown out the airlock" as an expression. As in, "That's a bad plan, so let's throw that idea out the airlock".

    Damn you David Weber!

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    I just realized that if I lived in an english speaking country I would be making a whole lot more references to media and fiction born expressions. The same phrases however are not quite as iconic or recognizable (or even as widely known) in other languages, which spoils the whole thing and makes people stare oddly at you thinking "what the hell is he talking about?"... so I give up on making witty movie quotes.

    that said, I just remembered a few more that I have had cause to use on occasion:
    "show me the money!"
    "hello, McFly, anybody home?"
    "you/they can't handle the truth"
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