My favorite movie in the world has crept into my everyday language? Not just me, some of my friends and family members have been dragged down the path of The Color Purple talk with me. I wonder if there are others out there?
We do it so much I sometimes forget that the dialog is from a movie.....weird hunh?
When Tipsy is trying to dissuade me from having a baby at the ripe old age of 110 like she did, she says, "Don't trade where I been Miss Celie!"
When Spunky reminds me of something I said I would do, and I no longer want to do it, I say, "Ain't no sucha thing paw!"
When MyKiddo gets close up in my face, I say, "You sho is ugleee!"
When a male friend invades my personal space without being invited, I say, "All my life I had ta fight!"
See how this works? There's more.
When my sister and I see each other at the airport and other venues after a long separation, we scream out, "Celie!.......Nettie!" (I'm Celie, she's Nettie) And then we run into each other's arms.
When MyKiddo is feeling silly, she puts her hands on both sides of my face and says, "Mamma, boonie mama......"
When my sister is aggravated about someone giving her unwanted information, she says, "Mary Agnes, ......Mary,who gives a damn!"
When indicating about to get into some type of ignorant altercation I say, "Take my cherrin home, git my chirren outta here!"
When I see a man that I think should like me and he's with another woman, I say, "She don't look nuthin' like me!"
When someone is talking mess and I just don't want to hear it I say, "Shut up you ole fool, Sophia home now!"
Best of all when I see a child acting out in public, I walk right up next to the parent, and under my breath I say, "Beat her." I love that one. It's good for when anyone is acting out. Just say, "Beat her", even if it's a man. Paaaahh! Haaaaa! Haaaa!
If you are a fan of The Color Purple you understand how fitting the above statements are. If you're not - get the movie and practice. It's good to be bilingual.