You can't watch a reality show anymore without one person accusing the others of throwing him/her under a bus.
I guess the phrase got more popular with the Obama/Jeremiah Wright business, but still, it seemed odd for everyone to suddenly start saying it at once. I mean, five years ago, people would have just said, "You screwed me," or maybe, "Yah uuused me, Skinnah!!"
Anyway, I noticed today that Slate devoted a column to the topic.
He mentions some other phrases and asks whether they should be eradicated:
* stay classy
* up in your grill
* tell us something we don't know
* man up
* drinking the Kool-Aid
* mad props
I guess I'm still okay with most of these, although I thought it was spelled "stay klassy."
I've tried to start some catch phrases in my day. This one never caught on. And back in the 1980s, my brother and I tried to popularize the line from "Born on the Fourth of July" where Tom Cruise holds up a bag of urine: "This is my penis!!" Or at least, we said it a lot. I also was fond of the Al Pacino line from "The Recruit": "My dick's on fire!" [Is there a recurring theme here? -ed.]
P.S. I hate "it is what it is."