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)
Adjective; used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.
Oh, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious, if you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Redrum (The Shining)
No dictionary definition
Redrum … Redrum … Redrum … It’s best if you write it out..preferably on a door that’s conveniently located near a mirror.
Groovy (Army of Darkness)
adjective, groovier, grooviest; Slang. highly stimulating or attractive; excellent
When you get a mechanical right hand instead of a chainsaw, it’s pretty groovy. Also to add to your vocab list: “Boomstick”.
Schwing (Wayne’s World)
Interjection; An exclamation of delight, esp sexual; hubba-hubba
*Cassandra walks by*
*Dream woman waitress walks by*
*Literally any woman walks by…except for Stacy* SCHWING! (with hip thrust)
What (Pulp Fiction)
[hwuht, hwot, wuht, wot; unstressedhwuh t, wuh t]
pronoun; used interrogatively as a request for specific information
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.
noun; the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition).
When Patrick Swayze expresses his love to you and you’re like ‘#same’ but instead you just say ‘ditto’.
interjection; used as an exclamation to get someone’s attention, express excitement, greet someone, etc.
YO ADRIAAAANNNNN! (Did you really think we would use any other example here?)
Inconceivable (The Princess Bride)
[in-kuh n-see-vuh-buh l]
adjective; not conceivable; unimaginable; unthinkable.
“HE DIDN’T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.”
Fetch (Mean Girls)
verb (used with object); to go and bring back; return with; get:
Gretchen’s definition: “Oh, it’s like slang, from…England.”
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”.