My Dad Vs. Normal Part IV: Catchphrases

I’ve avoided writing about this story for a long time because a lot of it is lost in translation (FYI: I’m Chinese). I don’t really have a good story right now but who knows, sometimes it gets good after I start writing it. I gotta find something to write about because of my stupid rule to write about both parents vs. normal whenever I decide to write one. I’ve been consistently showing you that I follow these rules so if you want more, go back and see some my older entries to see what you can make me do and how you can make me do it. If you need help finding those, let me know and I will gladly help you find them. Or you can just read everything I’ve ever written because my writing so awesome.

This time I'm going to pay more attention and even take notes!

This time I’m going to pay more attention and even take notes!

I don’t know if these constitutes as catch phrases, but I just call it that for simplicity’s sake. They’re words that my dad really likes to say for some reason and he’ll say them all the time. Not only are the words themselves kind of ridiculous, but he ends up misusing them a lot in his effort to keep saying it.

I'll be smarter if I read this book? Okay, I can pretend to do that. Do I look smarter yet?

I’ll be smarter if I read this book? Okay, I can pretend to do that. Do I look smarter yet?

The most famous of my dad’s catchphrases amongst my friends is “redundant”. Think about it. In everyday life, how often can you actually say “redundant” and have it make sense? Not very often, right? At this point, my dad just says “redundant” as a negative adjective for any situation. He’s saying it like some people might say “nonsense” except that would’ve made more sense.

“What? You’re not eating the food? So ‘redundant’.”

“You want me to drive you to work? So ‘redundant’.”

“You don’t want me to drive you to work? So ‘redundant’.”

There are too many girls. So "redundant".

There are too many girls. So “redundant”.

His other catchphrase is “full of himself”. Just like “redundant”, he uses it as a negative adjective to describe anything.

“Ted thinks he can just get a job when he needs one? He’s so ‘full of himself’.”

“Ted thinks he can write? He’s so ‘full of himself’.”

“Ted thinks he doesn’t like eggs? He’s so ‘full of himself’. So ‘redundant’.”

She thinks she can just pick up a book and look smarter? She's so "full of herself". And for me to use the same picture twice, so "redundant".

She thinks she can just pick up a book and look smarter? She’s so “full of herself”. And for me to use the same picture twice, so “redundant”.
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