When you’re a celebrity, it can be easy to lose your identity and forget who you really are. Perhaps that’s why some stars have adopted stupid catchphrases to give themselves an aura of uniqueness.
From Snoop Dogg’s ‘Fo Shizzle’ to Paris Hilton’s ‘That’s Hot,’ celebs sure have some stupid sayings. And unfortunately, some of those sayings have made their way into mainstream pop culture.
Here are just a few of those catchphrases and how they came to be.
Charlie Sheen: “Duh, winning”
At first, it was cute. During his little meltdown, Charlie Sheen adopted a slew of catchphrases. I won’t rehash any of them here, because you’ve already heard them a million times. When Charlie first went on the Dan Patrick Show and bragged about how he was “duh, winning,” it was so outlandish and unapologetic, we laughed.
Then he kept saying it. We laughed less.
Then he put it on a T-shirt. At that point, it was just plain annoying.
Donald Trump: “You’re fired”
Popularizing those two words on your reality TV show doesn’t mean you own the phrase itself. But try telling that to the world’s biggest ass clown, Donald Trump. Of course, Trump attempted to trademark the words “you’re fired” in 2004.
What a moron.
Ryan Seacrest: “Seacrest out”
Oh, geez. Ryan Seacrest made this is exit catchphrase on American Idol. Unfortunately, it stuck and has now become a pop culture colloquialism.
Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino: “We have a situation”
Of all the annoying catchphrases the Jersey Shore crew has concocted, this one has to be the most irksome. The Situation loves to remind everyone whenever there’s a “situation,” but that “situation” can also refer to his abdominal muscles. Yeah. It makes no damn sense. But this is a Jersey Shore cast member we’re talking about, so what do you expect?
Paris Hilton: “That’s hot”
Remember when Paris was on that dumb reality show, “The Simple Life?” Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. The point is, it was on that show that she first made a cliché of herself, showing up with her teacup Chihuahua, saying: “that’s hot.” Paris has since trademarked the phrase. Seriously.
Flavor Flav: “Yeah, boy”
Except it’s more like: yeeeeeeeeaaaa boyeeeeee! It doesn’t really mean anything, it’s just more of a noise to express mild excitement. As Public Enemy’s hype man, it was amusing back in the day. Now, it’s just obnoxious.
Cash Money Millionaires: “Bling bling”
Believe it or not, the phrase “bling bling” made it into the Oxford English Dictionary in 2002 and the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2008. The definition: “flashy jewelry worn especially as an indication of wealth” or “expensive and ostentatious possessions.” It was Cash Money Millionaires that made the dumb phrase mainstream with their 1999 hit, “Bling Bling.”
And there you have it, seven of the most annoying catchphrases celebs have coined. Some of them may come and go, but a select few remain in our dictionaries forever.