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Famous Words From Film

Every day is a good day to increase our vocabulary, so we’ve gathered up our favorite words that films made iconic/historic/classic/all of the above. Words that are non-thesaurus-able (is that a thing?) because they’re down-right golden and unique. So take a seat because here’s a good ol’ English lesson:

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)

[soo-per-kal-uh-fraj-uh-lis-tik-ek-spee-al-i-doh-shuh s]

Adjective; used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.

Example:

Oh, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious, if you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

super

Redrum (The Shining)

[red-ruhm]

No dictionary definition

Example:

Redrum … Redrum … Redrum … It’s best if you write it out..preferably on a door that’s conveniently located near a mirror.

redrum

Groovy (Army of Darkness)

[groo-vee]

adjective, groovier, grooviest; Slang. highly stimulating or attractive; excellent

Example:

When you get a mechanical right hand instead of a chainsaw, it’s pretty groovy. Also to add to your vocab list: “Boomstick”.

groovy

Schwing (Wayne’s World)

Interjection; An exclamation of delight, esp sexual; hubba-hubba

Example:

*Cassandra walks by*
*Dream woman waitress walks by*
*Literally any woman walks by…except for Stacy* SCHWING! (with hip thrust)

giphy

What (Pulp Fiction)

[hwuht, hwot, wuht, wot; unstressedhwuh t, wuh t]

pronoun; used interrogatively as a request for specific information

Example:

No one will master it like Samuel L. Jackson did, so don’t even try. But for those curious – “SAY ‘WHAT AGAIN’” and then just surround that with vulgarities.

what

Ditto (Ghost)

[dit-oh]

noun; the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition).

Example:

When Patrick Swayze expresses his love to you and you’re like ‘#same’ but instead you just say ‘ditto’.

ditto

Yo (Rocky)

[yoh]

interjection; used as an exclamation to get someone’s attention, express excitement, greet someone, etc.

Example:

YO ADRIAAAANNNNN! (Did you really think we would use any other example here?)

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Inconceivable (The Princess Bride)

[in-kuh n-see-vuh-buh l]

adjective; not conceivable; unimaginable; unthinkable.

Example:

“HE DIDN’T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.”

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Fetch (Mean Girls)

[fech]

verb (used with object); to go and bring back; return with; get:
Gretchen’s definition: “Oh, it’s like slang, from…England.”

Example:

When the new girl shows off her bracelet, the appropriate response is “it’s sooo fetch”. (but really, stop trying to make ‘fetch’, happen)
Also to add to your vocab list: “Grool”.

fetch

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