I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of Two Writing Teachers for creating this supportive community.
This morning at physical therapy I listened to four men trading lines from Seinfeld. At first I wasn’t sure what they were quoting, but then something gave it away. It was fascinating – one would say a line, they would all laugh, and then one of the other guys would come up with something else, and there was more laughter. This went on for quite a while. Finally one of them said that when you get a few people together that were fans of Seinfeld, there is always something to talk about.
That started me thinking about movies. In our house, there are probably more lines from movies rather than television shows quoted from time to time. Here are a few I came up with:
Walk this way.
Round up the usual suspects.
I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
After all, tomorrow is another day.
I’ll be back (this line must be delivered as Arnold would say it).
We’ll always have Paris.
There’s no crying in baseball (insert any word which fits the situation, i.e. “There’s no crying on vacation.”)
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
Did you get them all? It’s fun to think about the shared language that develops in families. I think it’s the same in classrooms.