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ZeroFlowne
11-05-2009, 11:00 PM
I'm unreasonably fond of Punching Deck from William Gibson's Neuromancer. It conjures up all these images of pressing heavy, clacky plastic buttons as you navigate through technology.

What do you like?

kaitie
11-06-2009, 04:30 PM
Frak. :D

JimmyB27
11-06-2009, 04:39 PM
Frak. :D
Gorram it, that's a word, not a phrase. ;)

willietheshakes
11-06-2009, 05:00 PM
So it goes...

James81
11-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Stephen King is the master of phrases that nobody has used, but are funny and new.

"Jesus Christ Bananas" is one that made me laugh pretty hard. As is "What a fuck-a-row".

Roger J Carlson
11-06-2009, 06:18 PM
I'd just like to point out that ALL phrases are author-created.

MGraybosch
11-06-2009, 07:19 PM
I'm unreasonably fond of Punching Deck from William Gibson's Neuromancer. It conjures up all these images of pressing heavy, clacky plastic buttons as you navigate through technology.

What do you like?

I like "jack in", which I think Gibson also invented. And Neal Stephenson added a whole new dimension to the phrase, "I'm sure they'll listen to reason", in Snow Crash.

kaitie
11-06-2009, 07:53 PM
Gorram it, that's a word, not a phrase. ;)

Frakkin' toasters!

Better? ;)

"She’s as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot."

Yes, I'm cheating. But I totally agree with the every phrase was written by someone concept. ;)

JimmyB27
11-06-2009, 07:57 PM
I'd just like to point out that ALL phrases are author-created.
Not true. My Dad isn't an author, but he came up with the gem 'Never cross your bridges before they're hatched.'

Phaeal
11-06-2009, 08:24 PM
Those frakkin toasters are big on horrorshow ultraviolence, too. Doubleplus ungood.

Roger J Carlson
11-06-2009, 08:55 PM
Not true. My Dad isn't an author, but he came up with the gem 'Never cross your bridges before they're hatched.'He is the author of that phrase.

CaroGirl
11-06-2009, 09:04 PM
He is the author of that phrase.
He's the speaker of the phrase. If he never writes it down, is it truly "authored"? I say not.

Kitty Pryde
11-06-2009, 09:06 PM
centrifugal bumblepuppy!!!! Say it aloud and try not to smile.

Millenium hand and shrimp!

seek the gnarl!

Wayne K
11-06-2009, 09:06 PM
I've coined a few phrases I can't share here.

I'm very creative with profanity.

augusto
11-06-2009, 09:30 PM
I'll go with the obvious: Catch-22.

Rose English
11-06-2009, 10:21 PM
I don't know where or how it got started but hearing the phrase 'teachable moments' bothers me.

jennontheisland
11-06-2009, 10:24 PM
Manroot.

Have and always will love that one.

Red-Green
11-06-2009, 11:06 PM
Dodge the steamroller!

Stacia Kane
11-06-2009, 11:14 PM
Manroot.

Have and always will love that one.

Heh heh heh. I bet.


*ducks*

BenPanced
11-07-2009, 12:43 AM
Piss elegance.

DeleyanLee
11-07-2009, 12:44 AM
I grok.

citymouse
11-07-2009, 12:58 AM
"Sarcasm doesn't make a pretty boy prettier." ~ Murder on Camac by Joseph R G Demarco
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Xelebes
11-08-2009, 07:33 AM
Not true. My Dad isn't an author, but he came up with the gem 'Never cross your bridges before they're hatched.'

By brother, not a writer, came up with "Supper's ready, not bisgetti!"

entropic island
11-08-2009, 08:51 AM
Always know where your towel is.

Six times nine equals forty-two.

I'm a personality prototype. You can tell, can't you?

42.

The best way to annoy a vogon is to feed its grandmother to the Bug-Blattered Beast of Trall.

dolores haze
11-08-2009, 09:04 AM
"You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style."

semilargeintestine
11-08-2009, 09:55 AM
He's the speaker of the phrase. If he never writes it down, is it truly "authored"? I say not.

Tell that to Homer.

Libbie
11-08-2009, 10:06 AM
When I finally get an agent, I shall have this, one of my favorite bits of Nabokovery ever, tattooed on my ankles:



The Squirl and his Squirrel, the Rabs and their Rabbits
Have certain obscure and peculiar habits.
Male hummingbirds make the most exquisite rockets.
The snake when he walks holds his hands in his pockets.


Not really a phrase per se, but I don't think I could ever pick just one memorable little bit of something I love from Lolita. At least this rhymes.

I might be the first person ever to get a Vladimir Nabokov tattoo. It'll go well with my Watership Down ink.

swvaughn
11-09-2009, 11:22 PM
"The hammer is my penis."

Okay, so it wasn't written by an 'author', per se. And it doesn't appear in a book, only in a script. But it's still the best. line. ever.

:D