I had a co-worker at a conference this weekend say "I'm not sure if it's the Southern coming out or if it's just your personality. Either way, you're cracking me up." I had another co-worker stop me three sentences after I had spit out a saying to say "Back up, did you really just say 'hitch in the giddy-up'?"
Yes. Yes, I did. Here are some others that have started coming to the surface lately:
- "Noodle", as in "Let me noodle on that and get back to you"- stolen from a previous supervisor Suzanne
- "Jazzed" as in "I get really jazzed about collaboration"-- I had hear it in use before but it wasn't until a previous supervisor, Erica, that I had hear it used in a context for work.
- "Hitch in my giddy-up"- meaning "Obstacle" not sure where I heard it but I did and I kept it.
- "Double awesome" because sometimes one awesome just isn't enough
- "Word", as in "I concur" --clearly not mine or anyone that I know, but I believe I pioneered its use in corporate situations and well past it's expiration date.
- "Howdy"- another overtly southern/ cowboy term that I think is more inviting than a traditional "hello"
I can't think of any other ones right now, but if you remember me saying something weird or have a saying I should start using, feel free to leave me a comment.