A List Of Some Of The Odder Things I’ve Said

So, we’ve already gone over before that I am a crazy person who says things that are odd and confusing and based on my own musings. But, because it is a lot of fun for me, I am going to explain some of the word salads that bubble out of my mouth and invite you, yes you, to try saying them in conversation.

Now, I cannot guarantee anything: but I think you might just learn a bit about the people around you. And, perhaps, yourself.

Or just get funny looks.

It’s usually that.

Anyway. Let’s go.

(I may have written about some of these before.)

“Well, you know what they say, there’s a hippogriff born every minute.”

This is a phrase I say a lot. It usually means I don’t have a good way to respond to what another person said. But, it also is used to respond to someone who tells you a fun fact.

“Commit to the bit!”

An inspirational term, and a reminder. Said when someone questions why you are doing something goofy or insisting upon some ridiculous reaction or plan.

“I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it.”

Turns out there is a variation of this idiom (besides the obvious one), but it has a totally different meaning. Mine’s a phrase used to brush off someone who is telling you about a potential upcoming problem. It essentially means that you know that the outcome is going to be bad, and you have no intention of changing that.

“I prefer eccentric.”

A very useful phrase if you plan on using any of the other sayings in common speech. It is a classic and scripted way to respond to someone calling you “crazy,” “odd,” or “lunatic.” Note: this phrase does not, typically, work well in making people not consider you crazy.

“Panic, then run.”

A good piece of instruction and advice. The idea being that one is likely to run harder if they are already panicking.

“I have several questions, and all of them start with ‘why?!’”

As odd as it sounds, you do not follow this up with asking a question that starts with ‘why.’ However, someone around you is likely to still answer the question anyway.


Did you find these sentences useful?

Might you use them in common speech, in your life?


Oh. Well, thanks for reading anyway.

Special thanks to: Bob GerkinCollin PearmanDylan AlexanderJerry Banfield, and Michael The Comic Nerd. 

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