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My faves: 

UM is not an answer!

He's a hustler

You got snookered

Speak not

Put on your listening ears

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Where did you think you were coming today, to a tea dance?  (She uses "the beach" now; I still miss "tea dance.")

 

Some oldies:

Don't pea on my leg and tell me it's raining.

That's a lot of who-shot-John. (Something I've never heard anyone else say -- ever.)

Beauty fades, dumb is forever.

 

And one particularly obnoxious one that, given the low calibre of most of litigants, is probably true:

On your best day, you're not as smart as I am on my worst day.

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"Both Officer Byrd and I paid for your XXXX"

 

Insert anything for XXXX where the plaintiff or defendant say they paid for something and are also getting government assistance.

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That's a lot of who-shot-John. (Something I've never heard anyone else say -- ever.)

 

 

 

My dad said that all the time. He appreciated people getting right to the point in a conversation.

Here is an explanation from wiktionary and it is right on- The idiom "who shot John" has nothing to do with Judge Judy, it's an old Texarkana expression. I've heard that expression since 1948, Judge Judy wasn't even a teenager then. It can mean "don't give me a rambling explanation", or "you look like somebody who needs an excuse for looking so bad". One example - a father says to child, "I want to know what happened, and leave out the who shot John." Or a dad tells his teenage daughter who has on too much inexpertly applied makeup and ripped jeans, "Don't go outside looking like who shot John." In both senses it means bullshit. Another example, "I got the whole who shot John already." Meaning, I have been overly informed ad nauseam about the situation. That the truth and no who shot John." http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Talk:who_shot_John

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Huh. I always thought who-shot-John was just a way of saying "hooey." Now I wonder where "hooey" comes from.

 

That doesn't make sense. And if something doesn't make sense, it's not true.

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"When you live together or are canoodling together, I'm not interested in your petty bills."

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I always thought she was referring to "Who shot J.R.?" (as in the big Dallas cliffhanger of the 1980s) and just constantly misspoke the name when she said "Who shot John?".

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"Don't try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn't work and it annoys the pig."

 

"Dumb ideas come from people who have dumb brains."

 

"You speak. I rule, and then you shut up. Do you understand?"

 

"This is my playpen."

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One of my favorite JJ quotes is the "That's a lot of who shot John."  I'm a little disappointed to find that it means 250 different things or so. I always thought it meant "folderol" "nonsense."

 

One she hardly ever says anymore and it always used to make me chuckle, speaking of someone who can't give a coherent testimony: "He doesn't know if he's afoot or on horseback."

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"I don't care if you're a double mom",

 

said in response to every financially irresponsible woman who pleads "But I'm a single mom."

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I don't know the exact quotation but it was during a case in which the mother of a deadbeat dad was suing her grandchild's mother.  Judge Judy was flabbergasted and said something like, "I would be embarrassed to show up in court and have to admit that my son is a BUM!'

 

Just the emphasis on "bum" had me howling so hard I had to pause the DVR.

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I remember when she first introduced "Re-dick-u-lus" because that is the way her grandson says it.

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PUT DOWN THE WATER!

Byrd, get him outta here

Do you think you are smarter than ME????

PUT DOWN THE WATER!!!

 

I always wondered why it bothered her so much when people would pour themselves a drink. 

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As a result of my prescription medication, I have a significant "cotton mouth" side effect. If I was foolish enough to go on the show, I would not hesitate to drink the water. Sadly, I think JJ would bitch at me about it, and be obviously prejudiced against me because of that. Sad but true (I think).

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^^I mean...isn't that entrapment??

You put the water there! You put a glass there! I'm parched damnit!

Whaddayaexpect?

This water fetish is really unfair.  In real court they put out water pitchers, and you are allowed to use them!  I might hesitate when it was my turn to speak . . . but otherwise.

 

Anyway, I'm just happy we have new episodes.  It's been a long break.  On to watching. 

 

People's Court started yesterday, but JJ was preempted for tennis.

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I sort of give her a pass on the water drinking because she's big about eye contact to help her get the truth since so many people don't pay attention to her questions.  I might also try to divert attention or take a break or calm my nerves with a drink of water too.  She seems to find it disrespectful or trying to hide a lie and I can see that.  They're only on air for 15 min or less.

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The water guzzlers are usually the worst of the worst litigants and I think they do it as a diversionary tactic to give themselves time to try and think of a better lie and it's always guys. ( I was going to say "men" but haven't seen many who fit that description.)

 

Quotes: "You're a single mother? So what? That doesn't make ;you the madonna!"

 

What about the Day Judge Judy Got Bleeped for saying "Shtup"?

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Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar. Just as sometimes, litigants take a drink of water simply because they are thirsty.

 

Not in JJ's court of course, where a simple pot of water is elevated to the rank of infallible tool for lie detection.

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Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar. Just as sometimes, litigants take a drink of water simply because they are thirsty.

 

Not in JJ's court of course, where a simple pot of water is elevated to the rank of infallible tool for lie detection.

it's all in the timing of the need for water. . Worst is when it looks like you're trying to buy time to recall a previous statement or to try and decipher just where JJ is going with her line of questioning.Better is to drink unobtrusively when the other party is being questioned. Best case scenario, you wet your whistle BEFORE entering the courtroom of JUDGE JUDY.

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"Schmutz". Some Yiddish words are so much more descriptive (and fun to say) than the English counterpart!

When I was perusing a Yiddish guide, I didn't find "kerfuffle". I had only heard it from JJ and always assumed it, too, was Yiddish. It is actually Scottish in origin.

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"Schmutz". Some Yiddish words are so much more descriptive (and fun to say) than the English counterpart!

When I was perusing a Yiddish guide, I didn't find "kerfuffle". I had only heard it from JJ and always assumed it, too, was Yiddish. It is actually Scottish in origin.

Thanks! I had it right, but my iPad "corrected" it! Damn you auto correct!

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