Cheryl today has a post about her favorite phrases, and in my comment I digressed into the topic of phrases that I am trying to work into my standard lexicon.
In addition to using "love a duck" as an exclamatory phrase ("Love a duck! The car won't start), I want to add a few other catchphrases from my grandfather. He calls me "stud duck" or "hoss." I'm halfway there -- I tend to call my nephews "stud," but that's nowhere near as cool as "stud duck."
A friend of my parents used to call every child "Jake." I want to teach myself to call everybody "Jake." It wouldn't be that hard, I just need a co-conspirator. In junior high school, my friend Gerry Norell and I used to call everybody "Billy" (pronounced "Billay").
What words or phrases would you like to work into your regular vocabulary?