10 Best Phrases from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
No one could have predicted the juggernaut that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo would be for TLC. After all, it beat out the Republican National Convention for ratings in all of its Red Bull-covered glory. Of course, one of the best parts of getting to know the Thompson family (are you shocked that they have such a normal last name?) is getting to know their own special form of communication; namely, making up their own words for absolutely everything. Hey, I wouldn’t mind working some of these words into my usual repertoire.
1. You’d better redneckonize!
It’s practically the slogan for Honey Boo Boo and rednecks everywhere. Everyone in the Thompson family has uttered it at some point or another, proving that it’s alright to be a redneck – take that, Kardashians!
After Christopher Walken read lines from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo while promoting his latest movie, the Thompsons were not to be outdone. June – or Mama – and Honey Boo Boo tried reading a part from Pulp Fiction, before getting hung up on “finagly” words. It’s the perfect term that is roughly translated to “anything longer than four letters.”
3. Vajiggle jaggle
Now, I’m not entirely sure what vagiggle jaggle means, only because it’s been used in two contexts on the show: One, to explain overweight women who wear bikinis and two, Alana worrying over her body showing when she wears a swimsuit. Either way, I’ve decided it’s not great. Try using it at your next OB/GYN appointment and report back.
OK, this one I understand. Only because June makes it so very clear when she explains that the female sex organ is “called a biscuit because it looks like a biscuit, ya know, when it opens up it looks like a biscuit if it’s cooked right.” Ah, I see. Excuse me while I go throw every biscuit in my home in the garbage. Still, it works perfectly as a code word for when you’re in polite company… unless of course someone actually asks for a biscuit.
5. Seximous/Beautimous/Anything ending in –mous
The Thompson family loves its made-up words, particularly if ending in –mous. As far as I can tell, it’s just an even better form of the original word. Let’s try it one something else: Stupidmous. See!? It works! [Ed. note: Didn't have a picture for this but thought this was fitting.]
6. Chicken nugget power
In Honey Boo Boo land, chicken nugget power would be the power that fuels Alana’s success in beauty pageants. In the real world, chicken nugget power could be defined as that feeling of defeat you get when you botch your beef bourguignon and zap some microwave food instead. See also: When you go to McDonald’s and order a Happy Meal as a snack. Chicken nugget power!
This is the word that Boo Boo uses to explain her elder sister, who is indeed very pregnant during the first season, before giving birth to baby Kaitlyn. It’s the perfect term to describe a pregnant teen who is following in her mama’s footsteps – Anna had her first baby after June gave birth to her at age 15… and her baby daddy “Sugar Bear” was 23. — Don’t dwell on that.
8. Bam bam look
A term used to describe wandering around in public places sans shoes. Apparently the whole “No shoes, no shirt, no service” rule doesn’t apply at the local gas station. Finally! A way to describe how Britney Spears wanders around barefoot.
9. Frito feet
How else would one describe that distinct aroma wafting from the feet of someone who walks around gas stations without shoes?
Just like mom used to make: The Thompsons would never miss sketti night, especially when their secret recipe is as easy as dumping a bottle of ketchup and entire tub of Country Crock margarine into a bowl to make a special sketti sauce that apparently, no one can refuse. You’re welcome in advance for the recipe.
Hey, if Honey Boo Boo is going to continue being a cultural phenomenon, the least you can do is brush up on your redneck speak. After all, if Shakespeare could create commonly used phrases like “Love is blind” and “In the twinkling of an eye,” than surely June Thompson is a modern poet in our own time. “Frito feet” certainly has a lyrical ring to it, wouldn’t you say?