Since I’m still in love with johnny depp, i’ve been watching all sorts of his movies — including “Donnie Brasco.”

and as a result of watching that movie this weekend, and then watching the commentary (so I could stare at Mr. Depp for another 127 minutes) i’ve decided to bring back the phrase forgetaboutit.

for those who don’t remember the famous scene (most likely because you saw the movie back when it came out in 1997 like a normal person) here it is (courtesy of whysanity.net) editor’s note: it may not be safe for children younger than 13:

FBI Technician (Tim Blake Nelson): What’s “forget about it?”
Donnie Brasco:“Forget about it” is like if you agree with someone, you know, like “Raquel Welsh is one great piece of ass forget about it.” But then, if you disagree, like “A Lincoln is better than a Cadillac? Forget about it!” you know? But then, it’s also like if something’s the greatest thing in the world, like Mingrio’s Peppers, “forget about it.” But it’s also like saying “Go to hell!” too. Like, you know, like “Hey Paulie, you got a one inch pecker?” and Paulie says “Forget about it!” and then, sometimes it just means forget about it.  

See how USEFUL it is? i mean, it think it’s at least almost as verstile as the word f*ck, but it’s WAY less taboo.
 
Here are some examples I’ve already thought of:
 
my editor: thanks for doing that amazing story.
me: forgetaboutit
 
or
 
me: johnny depp? forgetaboutit
 
or
 
councilor: i’ll give you the story off the record
me: forgetaboutit.
 
I’m pretty certain I’ll be able to work the phrase into conversations on an almost daily basis.
 
AND, so that I can work it into txt messages, im thinking of typing it as 4getabotit on my mobile device. you know, so that it’s not like WAY shorter, but it’s shorter enough to look cool on a cell phone.
 
what’s that? you want to send me a thank-you note for bringing back the phrase? forgetaboutit. 
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