Everyone steals my quotes!

Peoria, Arizona
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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@dodoazo (19523)
• Philippines
25 Jan
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?
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
I am one of those people that make up a word and then suddenly everyone is saying, gosh, what is going to happen if I ever get famous haha
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@dodoazo (19523)
• Philippines
25 Jan
@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?
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
@dodoazo It isn't that they are too lazy to think. It is when people like something or say it enough, it gets stuck in their head. It is like listening to a song over and over or how you memorize for a test.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
26 Jan
You must have a personality that allows you to influence people so. Happily no one repeats my phrases and i can use it again and again.
• Peoria, Arizona
26 Jan
Some people do say I am charismatic when I speak haha
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• Trinidad And Tobago
27 Jan
@DesirousDreamer To those whom great powers are given...much is expected. Use your gift wisely my friend. Have you consider a career in politics ...or hypnosis?
• Peoria, Arizona
29 Jan
@Gita17112016 Well, I am a writer, so I guess it is good that my words can stick to people haha
@Mshafeeq (1569)
• Bangalore, India
25 Jan
It's not a bad thing to adopt good thing from other.
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
I know it was more of a joke
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@Mshafeeq (1569)
• Bangalore, India
25 Jan
@Courtlynn (66128)
• United States
25 Jan
Darn them
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
Darn them all the heck haha I'm kidding.
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@Courtlynn (66128)
• United States
25 Jan
@allknowing (65091)
• India
26 Jan
Learning from each other is the way to go.
• Peoria, Arizona
26 Jan
That is true.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
25 Jan
I'd think of it as a compliment that people think what you say is good enough to repeat
• Peoria, Arizona
26 Jan
Haha yeah, I was mostly joking
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
25 Jan
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.
• Peoria, Arizona
26 Jan
Haha that can be very dangerous at times.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
25 Jan
Most of us are sponges and you never know what might come out when you squeeze us.
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
This is very true, My mom tells me when she hears me watching a certain streamer, she has no idea if it is me or him talking because I have watched him so much that I just soaked everything up haha
@Plethos (10315)
• United States
25 Jan
myself, i like to say that people copy and steal my catch phrases. start making stuff up, repeat it over a few times see if they say it. may as well entertain yourself while they steal your quotes. remember, "monkey see, monkey do."
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
Haha this has happened and it is very funny when you point it out to them eventually.
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@RasmaSandra (17530)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Jan
It has always been that way. The longer we are around other people the more we pick up their way of talking. I still remember a phrase that my best friend in high school used to use and the rest of us picked up.
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
Haha yeah that is true
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@Srbageldog (8603)
• United States
25 Jan
My boyfriend does this to me! And then he runs my jokes or sayings into the ground.
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
Oh my gosh, that is how it is like here. My mom will keep saying my joke and I'm just like Nooo stooopp.
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• Philippines
25 Jan
I don't remember having time to imitate what every one says. I think I remember imitating things my siblings use to say.
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
That does tend to happen.
@TRBRocks420 (77546)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Jan
Lol that's funny it happens to the best of us.
• Peoria, Arizona
25 Jan
Indeed it does.
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