And speaking of family, another catchphrase has probably entered into the family phrasebook. I guess all families have these little sayings that immediately raise a smile with those in the know, but perplex everyone else.
Just thinking of a couple offhand, there's the quote from a mediocre Western called Texas Across the River which Author Sister and I use when a lack of knowledge has been displayed by either party:
"Why aren't you a Comanche?"
"My mother run too fast."
There's the one the whole family uses for instances of hospitality:
"I had Uncle B for lunch yesterday."
"Makes a change from baked beans."
And after my Brother and I spent about 8 hours* over the weekend putting up a curtain rail to hang a pair of curtains, I believe we will be greeting each other with the phrase, "Are the curtains still up?" for some years to come :-)
* 8 hours? The curtains were on a hall landing so involved going up a ladder by the stairs to screw holes about 10ft from the floor. Due to lack of space above window, one set of screws went into a line of mortar, so a trip to the hardware store for expanding anchor blocks was required. The ladder had to be moved each time something needed to be done on the other side of the window. The curtain rail itself was one with a pulley cord, involving some adjustment to get it to run smoothly and evenly. And this is just the selected highlights of a feat of engineering that would have done Brunel proud!