9 common words you probably didn't know came from movies
- Movies like "Star Wars," "Ghostbusters," and "Clueless" are celebrated as classics.
- They also have made some surprising contributions to our vocabularies.
- Common words popularized by movies include "catfish," "my bad," and even "toast."
Movies have long influenced the way people talk, and sometimes, it's in ways we don't even realize.
Movies from "Star Wars" to "Clueless" have contributed words and phrases to our vocabularies that we use every day. Linguists are always keeping tabs on the subtle ways cinema has crept into our lexicons.
Take the word "toast" as a synonym for "dead," like when someone says, "I'm toast." Surprisingly, the first known use of "toast" in that way came from Bill Murray in "Ghostbusters" - and he came up with the line on the spot.
Read on to learn about some popular and words and phrases for which we can thank the movies.