10 Popular Phrases Invented By TV Shows

10 Popular Phrases Invented By TV Shows

There are many popular phrases in the English language, but have you ever wondered where they come from? While many slang terms have roots in various traditions, literature, and even movies, there are quite a few that come from television shows. It makes sense, after all: With so many people tuning in to the same series, some phrases are sure to enter the American lexicon.

We have these TV series to thank for giving us common words like “give away” and “friend zone.” You may have assumed these words were around long before the 1990s, but it wasn’t until Seinfeld Y Friends that became commonplace. Have you ever called someone “Poindexter” or “Debbie Downer”? Yeah, you can also thank television for that.

While some shows take a word and give it a new meaning, others can be credited with inventing an entirely new word. Take “cowabunga,” for example: the phrase commonly used by surfers in the 1960s was actually created for the children’s show. hi doody a decade earlier. Then in the late 1980s it would see a resurgence when used in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Who knew that such a funny and nonsensical word could be traced back to two different children’s television series?

Below, you’ll learn more about the different TV shows that inspired these well-known expressions. You might even be surprised to learn that some of these phrases originally debuted on a TV show—you’ll never think of them the same way again.

10 movie titles that became common phrases

How many of these terms do you use in conversation?

Source : dial.news

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