Before I digress into the main "notion", so to speak, a bit of background info will better explain the question yet to be mentioned.
Yesterday my mate rings and says he wants to catch up.
He lives quite a distance from me and he was slurring his speech. I immediately asked if he had been drinking. He admitted.
My next comment was supposed to be "no drinking and driving". Instead I said "No drinkey no drivey". I immediately corrected my mistake but still I had let it slip.
Tonight I had a craving for something sweet but didn't have exactly what I was looking for in my current supply, so I created.
Being the average cook, I was looking at all the confection I had available and thought to myself. Hmm this should be interesting...
Like frankenstein, it was alive. Boy was it alive, and awesome! I called it coconut, cherry, chocolate, honeycomb and crushed chocolate chip cookie with warm chocolate sauce ice-cream. Or TNT (it's really that awesome).
Anyway, I thought to myself 'what person does what I have just done?'. Bam, it hit me like bricks! Homer Simpson!
Now here's the notion. We all need a phrase that adequately portrays these experiences I have been through. This has happened before and I hope I'm not the only one who is suffering! (I really do. One time I said parcark instead of carpark. I confused both myself and my partner that time!).
I think if we say "I just Homer Simpson'd that" it would perfectly sum everything up. I mean how many times I have had to tell someone a quote from Homer like "quit jiving me turkey" followed by "a turkey is a bad person".
I really can see enough grounds for this matter to be raised. Or do I just need a speech pathologist and to go on a diet? What's your thoughts?
I presume you watch a lot of Homer Simpson so here is my take, based on psychology.
When we like something or are engaged in something a lot, we start to get influenced by it. Similar to living with someone. If you live with someone long enough you start to adopt their patterns. The way they talk, walk, eating habits and so forth.
Most of us who like TV, at some point start mimicking a favorite character. I remember being obsessed with everything Korean because I watched Korean dramas everyday. I even started speaking the language.
It's normal and can be curbed if you want to stop being like Homer. But, I don;t really see it as a big deal.
There is an old Simpsons episode where Homer inadvertently saves the town from a nuclear meltdown by sheer dumb luck. (He didn't know which button to push to stop the meltdown, so he covered his eyes and went "Eeny-meenie-miney-mo" and just happened to push the right one.)
From then on, any case of "accidental" success was referred to by everyone in town as "pulling a Homer."
At the end of the episode, the phrase to "Pull a Homer" has been entered into the dictionary, with the definition "to succeed despite idiocy."
"Pulling a homer". I am baffled that the expression never took off.
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