In awkward moments, I have been known to quote Bridget Jones.
“Isn’t it terrible about Chechnya?” I’d say when no other words felt right and a silence needed to be filled.
The response would either be laughter because the people around me got the reference or a double-take.
“Isn’t she clever about world affairs?”
[OK that’s how I chose to interpret the looks. WHATEVER.]
When I met Renee Zellweger at SoHo House in LA a few years ago, I actually told her about my habit. She laughed pretty hard, seemingly with sincerity.
Anyway…I guess I have to put this saying on hold for awhile.
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Interesting. I have the same habit, and recently when some intelligent person said Chechnya, I busted out with, “Chech-n-YA!” Yup. I looked pretty foolish. “Yours aren’t bad, either” kind of foolish.
Hahaha I love it, and I love Bridget Jones’ Diary! I’m glad Renee was nice to you when you told her the story. Hooray for Hollywood! Great post : )
On the surface the movie is just a trifle, but I love it. Makes me laugh every time.
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