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Better Watch What You Say, You Never Know Who’s Listening!

Everyone has favorite movies and movie lines that become part of family lexicon. You repeat them with each other like a family joke whenever it seems to fit in. One such movie for us is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There are lots of funny scenes and dialog and we repeat them like any other expression in regular speech. In one scene, the school’s dean of students, Ed Rooney, puts his foot in his mouth by saying over the phone to a bereaving man that he should come on over and smooch his big old white butt. “Pucker Up, Buttercup!” he says. Don’t know why but that phrase has stuck with us.

Doc came home from kindergarten the other day and out of the blue said he’d been telling everyone on the bus to “Buckle up, Buttercup!”

Nice paraphrasing. No need to correct that.