So, I have a few phrases that I like to say from time to time. Well, maybe more than from time to time. I think I probably say them a lot. And apparently I use them so much that my mom calls them Ainsley – isms. Here are a few of them. Do you have any Ainsley – isms, phrases that you say so often that they make people automatically think of you?
Awww heck naw! – I use this phrase when saying no is simply not strong enough to get my point across. Like for example, today, we were taking a pre-test in geography. I was working away. My pencil was just moving. And then the girl sitting next to me goes, “You’re writing fast! You know those answers, don’t you?” And I said, “Yep!” And then she goes, “Let me look at your paper.” Girl, all I can say about that one is “Awww heck naw!” I wasn’t gonna let her cheat off of my paper. Do your own work.
You….know….what? – I use this one when people make rude comments and say things they shouldn’t. Instead of getting mad about the stupid stuff and going off on them, I look at them with a smirk on my face and shake my head and then I say, “You….know….what?” That lets them know they should keep their dumb comments to themselves because I don’t want to hear it.
That’s unconstitutional! – I used this one all last year on my fifth grade teacher and especially the P.E. teacher, Mr. Miller. He wanted me to play dodge ball on days that I wore a dress to school and I told him, “That’s unconstitutional!” It wasn’t really, but I was hoping that it would get me out of playing dodge ball. And my teacher would send us out to the playground for recess when it was 95 degrees outside! I don’t care for the outdoors and the heat, forget about it. Well, when I would ask if I could stay in and read in the library and she would tell me no, I would say, “That’s unconstitutional!” I always knew that it wasn’t, but you know……….
Oh….what???? – This is my favorite phrase of all. Lots of kids like to brag and say things that aren’t true, like “I have $10,000 in the bank” or “I can beat LeBron James in basketball” or “I have a pet tiger at home.” Oh….what???? That’s what I say when I don’t believe you. It means, Really? Stop exaggerating!