Everyone steals my quotes!
By Felicia Kane
January 24, 2018 9:45pm CST
I suppose imitation is the best form of flattery, but gosh dang it, everyone is turning into me. So, as you may have noticed just by reading my posts, I have an interesting way of forming sentences. I don't have that vast of a vernacular as I would like because I would have to remember how to spell all those words and my wee dyslexic brain doesn't have time for that, but I do know how to use words that no one even things of. I also have a way of just saying quotes or making sounds and people tend to pick them up. Now, I understand how this works because I am a freaking sponge and if I am around someone who says certain phrases enough or even has an accent it tends to pop out. It is very embarassing sometimes. Just the other day I heard my mom talking to my grandma outside and in midsentence she gets distracted by a bird and continues talking. I don't know what more of a situation is me! I do that, I will get distracted by a bird or a bug or something and then continue talking. I said a phrase to my grandma a while back and she used it, I can't remember exactly what it was about but it is just something random I say. My mom says things like "go for it" or "oh man" which I always say! I wish I could think of actual quotes that I have said that people have picked up on the only one I can actually remember is my grandma saying "reason why old people make so many noises is to make sure they are still alive" and I'm like, dang it! I'm the one that made that joke to you, lady! I should just trademark my vocal cords so anything that comes out of them no one can steal. I'm just kidding, I think it is kind of funny how some people pick things up from me just because I am a little ball of nonsense.
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It's inevitable. Everyone may overhear an expression and he borrows it and uses it as it originates from him. It happens to me. I am used to invent phrases of expression which I can only understand when I have a casual to my best friends or acquaintance. I have learned it spreads like a wild fire. Who am I to claim it?
@DesirousDreamer We have studied in Child Psychology that a child is the best imitator. Now in your case, it is the adult who is apt to imitate or follow your word or statement. They are too lazy to think, to make their own. It is easy to follow or imitate than to provide by their own. They don't have the originality. It is because of wise and wonderful. Am right not modesty aside?
• Brussels, Belgium
It's flattering that people repeat your quotes. When speaking in my first language, I don't repeat anyone's phrases. But since I'm not a native English speaker I repeat interesting phrases I hear by English speaking people around me. That helped me a lot with my English.