The most catchy catchphrase you've encountered

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Of the sound bites, headlines, titles or slogans you've come across, which is most memorable?
 
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"The fact of the matter is"

I really am starting to hate that statement. It really means I'm stating my BS as fact. All you have to do is listen to CSPAN radio. Congressmen love catch phrases because there idiots. It's cliche to the max.
 

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Cylindrical meteorite lands in Grover's Mill, New Jersey

We start bombing Moscow in five minutes

Duck and cover

A scout is: Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. [you said memorable. I'll never forget that one!]

Always leave a camp [or world] cleaner than you found it.

Keep the company of those who seek the truth and run from those who have found it.

News announcements related to the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia.
 

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"Take only pictures, leave only bubbles."
- the diver's motto
 
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"Corduroy pillows make headlines."
 
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Sex in my mouth.
Sex on a spoon... etc etc. - me. :D
 
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I can't forget this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMNry4PE93Y
 

Pengwuino

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We start bombing Moscow in five minutes
:rofl: I remember running into that quote from Reagen, if that's what you're talking about. I decided to look up some Reagan quotes and there were some funny ones.

"I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. "
"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself."
 
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I can't forget this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMNry4PE93Y
YES! I do like turtles! Look at his face as he stares into the camera with those piercing eyes. It's mesmerizing.
 
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YES! I do like turtles! Look at his face as he stares into the camera with those piercing eyes. It's mesmerizing.
Haha! Yeah, kids got the zombie role down pat. He must really be thinking hard about turtles.
 
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This one's getting all too common

"to the best of my recollection I don't recall (place your local politician's headline here).
 
A oneliner I read on a billboard ad for Stoli vodka...

"Do you think Lenin was buried in a communist plot?"
 

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A slogon on a sewer line cleaning truck:

"We're number one in the number two business!"
 
"The fact of the matter is"
We're trying to get my younger stepson to get rid of "Actually...".

His mom must put up with this when he visits her, but "actually" we think it's a pretty disrespectful way for a ten year old (or anyone) to start a sentence!
 
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It depends on what the meaning of the word is is - B. Clinton.
 

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My nephew describing a blow-out baseball game: "We literally killed "em!"
 
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My nephew describing a blow-out baseball game: "We literally killed "em!"
Haha. It's funny how that word has come to mean its exact opposite. Literally is now a gross exaggeration. In another 20 years I wouldn't be surprised to see two opposing definitions in the dictionary. Oops, nevermind. It already is.
actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy
in effect; in substance; very nearly; virtually
jimmysnyder said:
Good swap.
I got a chuckle out of it.:biggrin:
 

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Kjekt å ha.
 
You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be.
- Dan Quayle
 
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I hate it when people get stuck on certain sayings. My friend and his mom and dad all use this same saying; "in all actuality". God, I hate it. And you can be sure that it's invariably followed by something that's definitely not an actuality.
 

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"The fact of the matter is"

I really am starting to hate that statement. It really means I'm stating my BS as fact. All you have to do is listen to CSPAN radio. Congressmen love catch phrases because there idiots. It's cliche to the max.
How about:

"The thing of it is is..."

We start bombing Moscow in five minutes
Here I go, I have not looked it up, but I have that entire statement ingrained in my memory because of a record that sampled the statement, put it to music, and it became a college hit:
"My fellow Americans, I'm here to tell you today that I have just signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."


Edit: The actual quote:
"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."

So close.
 

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