When I write a paper in English class, I am required by the Academic Honesty policy to cite the ideas or words that aren’t my own.
Shouldn’t I have to do this in real life too?
I’m noticing that lately I’m using a lot of phrases/words that I picked up from other people. It’s kind of funny. I feel like I should give some of these people credit–cite them for giving me their words.
(For some, I’m not sure who I got the phrases from. If it’s you, let me know.)
“I feel like”–Michelle L?
“Can we talk about…”–Michelle L?
“I’m not gonna lie”–who did this originate with? (And I haven’t started saying it yet, but I’m sure I will soon.)
“What’s the deal with…?”–definately Jerry Seinfeld
“OMG” (as in saying the letters O, M, G)–Tanya Spektor, a long time ago
“Spooning”–Hannah Heller? Rachel Hilker?
Haha, I’m sure there are plenty more.