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    Not sure if it's a catch phrase, maybe more like akin to the "to be fair" thing from Letterkenny, but anytime anyone says "question" I immediately reply with "answer."

    If that doesn't count, then it'd say it probably is something like "*sigh* 'god dammit.'"

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    I don't know that anything I do or say rises to the level of Catchphrase, but we have a few running gags in my household that have become enshrined in our vernacular to the point of High Ritual.

    Any time you're upset with something you might suggest writing a letter. Like, "Why is the sun so bright? I should write a letter." All such letters begin "Dear pinheads."

    Whenever you're rhyming off any list of things, the last item can always be, "aaaaaand Driver's Cab."

    Whenever someone says "I would like..." and pauses even for the briefest of microseconds, someone will interject with "To feed your fingertips to the wolverines."

    Any question can be answered with "I dunno. Coast Guard?"

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    Woo-hoo and D'oh. Those are my only two catchphrases.

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    Whenever I encounter Murphy's Law my catch phrase that I mutter is "Of course."

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    It's more of a common saying than a personal catchphrase. Its translation in English is "leave it to Batman", but it's functionally similar to "leave it to luck".

    Bruce Almighty's annoying "It's good. IT'S GOOD!" might have also rubbed off on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RForgione View Post
    Not sure if it's a catch phrase, maybe more like akin to the "to be fair" thing from Letterkenny, but anytime anyone says "question" I immediately reply with "answer."

    If that doesn't count, then it'd say it probably is something like "*sigh* 'god dammit.'"
    I do that too. Whenever someone enters my office with 'I have a question for you', I tend to reply with 'and I have an answer.'

    Or the classic question/response pair.
    'Can I ask you a question?'
    'You just did, but I'll allow another one.'
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    mine is get read y to win.

    I say this to my enemy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farothel View Post
    I do that too. Whenever someone enters my office with 'I have a question for you', I tend to reply with 'and I have an answer.'
    I like to tack on "let's see if they match up" to the "i have an answer bit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by farothel View Post
    I do that too. Whenever someone enters my office with 'I have a question for you', I tend to reply with 'and I have an answer.'
    I do this too sometimes. My reply to "I have a question" is usually something like "I have an answer. You go first."
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    I say "cool beans" quite a bit. I also reference "brain farts" for things like walking into a room but forgetting why.

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    "And so the long day wears on."

    Used to wind up any account of something that happened, or might've happened, or is supposed to happen, or could happen, or - you get the picture.
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    Whenever someone insults me I respond with something along the lines of:
    You're not wrong.
    Usually shuts people up.
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    I find myself describing things as "bonkers" a lot.

    Also since starting mechanic training I seem to say things like "x is a goner! Make funeral arrangements!" pretty often.

    Also, a fact that seems to shock most people I talk to-- we're not allowed to swear in mechanic training. I just want to say that if an engine block falls on my foot and I have the presence of mind to say "FIDDLE-DEE-DEE!" I deserve a medal.
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    Can a tic consider be a catch-phrase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    Can a tic consider be a catch-phrase?
    Probably not technically if it isn't a phrase. However, if you are known for it, then the difference is probably immaterial for our purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakthief View Post
    I say "cool beans" quite a bit. I also reference "brain farts" for things like walking into a room but forgetting why.
    I use this on occasion as well. Someone I know has used a variant: on a day when someone frequently has brain farts, that person is said to have "brain diarrhea." Gross, but I understood it fine with no explanation.
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    Swearing aside I have "that's an opinion" as a more dismissive way of saying someone is wrong, and "true facts with Knaight" to append to the end of deliberately ridiculous nonsense. Then there's my selection for quotes and paraphrases, from "to statistically paraphrase [notable figure]" followed by something like "'sup brah" to "to quote the great sages of our time" followed by a stupid phrase from a stupid person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knaight View Post
    "to quote the great sages of our time" followed by a stupid phrase from a stupid person.
    Aw, I'm honored to be quoted so much!
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    Aw, I'm honored to be quoted so much!
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    Not mine, but a co-worker of mine liked to say something was decided by "the ___, in all their wisdom". Where the blank could the higher-ups in the organization, the legislature, or any other person or entity able to declare what we have to do.

    It was a nice way to insult their wisdom while admitting we had to do it regardless of how stupid it is.

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    I quite often use understatement, with my most common variant being: "Thats not very good."

    One I actually got called out on was that I always seem to combine swears with half swears, to the extent that others began doing it back to me as a joke.
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    My go to hello.
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    Back when I was in a space company, one of most common catch-phrases was "Space is hard". Whenever we couldn't get something to work, or we couldn't figure out what to do in a particular situation, or we had to scrap a bunch of work because we learned something the hard way -- "Space is hard"

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    Mine would be something like:

    "Who would design something like this? Someone designed it like this on purpose? Who would do this?"

    Or "cheap-ass bootleg program" when one of my programs locks up or runs slowly. Often this is a Microsoft Office clone, or my remote desktop. My remote desktop is a virtual computer I remote into from a server ~719 miles away (yey lag!) that I make use of on a second screen. Every once in a while it just stops working for a few minutes, and torments me.
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    " I love children. Course I couldn't eat a whole one !"

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    I have a habit of replying to "How are you today?" and "How are you doing?" with the answers "Relatively sane" and "Relatively Okay."

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    It's more of a family thing but when asked how I'm doing, I tend to answer "Imhotep."

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    -Alright, alright, Imhotep.
    -And you, are you alright?
    -Alright, Imhotep. What about your sister? Is your sister alright?
    -Alright, alright, Imhotep.
    -What about your cousin? What is he up to?
    -Alright, Imhotep.
    -What about business? Is business working out?
    -Alright, Imhotep.
    -Sorry, I'm borrowing it!
    -Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya!
    -This is a busy place.
    -Alright, Imotep.
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