My cousin Beth who is getting married in Rome this summer often uses the phrase “Remember when?” in a light humorous way to poke fun at certain situations.
It gets confusing if you’re not in the loop of the joke because occasionally she will use Remember when? to ask about something in the past. But often, she uses it to describe something happening right now. OR, even crazier, something that has not yet happened.
I have taken on this turn of phrase and am totally guilty of using it constantly.
I encourage you to do the same.
Remember when I crashed my car into the concrete meridian at JFK International Airport?
Remember when I wrote a blog post about remembering when?
Remember when I’m going to Beth’s wedding in July?
JUST KEEP PRACTICING. I know you will get involved with it.
WHICH REMINDS ME.
Another phrase Beth uses often, which she learned from her British friend Lauren is “get involved”.
Beth and Lauren like to get involved with people and situations but also food they see on a menu at a restaurant or a shirt they like in a store.
OH! THAT DRESS IS SO CUTE! I WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH IT.
I AM DEFINITELY GETTING INVOLVED WITH SOME GNOCCHI.
And on and on.
Do any British people read this blog?
Do any other Brits SAY stuff like that?
Because I am obsessed.
And that is just some background for you so I could say the following thing this morning and you would understand:
REMEMBER WHEN I GOT INVOLVED WITH SOME ICED COFFEE AT THE COFFEE PLACE ACROSS FROM MY OFFICE AND TRIPPED CROSSING THE STREET AND FELL DOWN AND THE COFFEE WENT EVERYWHERE?
‘cuz that just happened.
I remember it well.