All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

2/21/2006

Archieisms

Inspired by Billy D

Archie said a lot of things on the show that only made sense if you could translate them from New Yorker to normal American. Here are some of my favorite Archieisms and what they mean:

adult-er-ess (adult female)
a-rhab (arab)
buttinsky (a person who is nosy)
birth patrol (birth control)
chinooka (hanukah)
chinkiepuncture (acupuncture)
constitionalists (constituents)
corpsuckels (corpuscles)
detergerate (regurgitate)
entramanore (entrepreneur)
female intermission (female intuition)
floorplay (foreplay)
groinocologist (gynecologist)
geronimous zones (erogenous zones)
homosapien (killer fag)
house of ill refute (house of ill repute)
his-mones & her-mones (hormones)
iminent (intimate)
ipso fatso (vice versa)
ivory shower (ivory tower)
last will & tenticle (last will & testament)
menstrual show (minstrel show)
mental pause (menopause)
minororities (minorities)
premartial sex (pre-marital sex)
prederranged (prearranged)
prostate server (process server)
suppository remarks (derogatory remarks)
transversive (transvestite)
urology (eulogy)
woman's lubrication (woman's liberation)

And some Quotes:

“No taxation without regimentation.”

“If that ain't "the Black calling the kettle pot!"

“A four-letter Italian word for good-bye...BANG”

“Entertainment is a thing of the past, today we've got television.”

“I got nothin' against mankind. It's people I can't stand.”

“I just don't want you to do nothing on the sperm of the moment.” Go ahead and leave your favorite Archie Quote.

9 comments:

  1. Archie Rules!!!!



    Them people (blacks)

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  2. Cool! I guess two of my fav's would be "Shut up, You!" or "Edith, get me a beer, huh?"
    Lame, I know, but I haven't seen the show in years. I also always enjoyed the aruments between Meathead and Archie!

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  3. “Entertainment is a thing of the past, today we've got television.”

    Ain't that the truth!

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  4. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Not an exact quote, but he was always referencing how things were "in the terlet" or going "straight down the terlet".

    WaterBoy

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  5. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Not an exact quote, but he was always referencing how things were "in the terlet" or going "straight down the terlet".

    WaterBoy

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  6. I never said a guy who wears glasses is a queer. A guy who wears glasses is a four-eyes; a guy who's a fag is a queer.

    My dad could have said that one.

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  7. Anonymous7:52 PM

    The chair!

    Get outta the chair!

    *flush*

    Astro

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  8. You also forgot Gastoriasis which I assume is what Archie calls Flatulence.

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  9. Also, Ariba-duchee is Archie's way of saying Arrivederci.

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