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"For God's sake, Felton, would you stop with that 'He-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ere's So-and-So'?"
Tags:doormen, doorman, announcer, announcers, announcement, announcements, guest, guests, visitor, visitors, posh, apartment block, apartment blocks, colleague, colleagues, annoying habit, annoying habits, public address system announcers, public address system announcer, security service, security services, courtesy service, courtesy services, doorkeep, doorkeeper, doorkeepers
"These are your friends the Erskines, sir. Madam kisses both of them. You kiss her and you shake his hand. Then you wink and say, 'Hey, how about those Yankees?' "
Tags:butler, butlers, etiquette, etiquettes, good manners, bad manners, manner, manners, greeting, greetings, announcement, announcements, cocktail party, cocktail parties, dinner party, dinner parties, party guest, party guests, cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, social skill, social skills, socialising, socializing
The Sequel is Coming
Tags:doomsday, doomsayer, doomsayers, movie, movies, film, the movie industry, hollywood, sequel, sequels, overkill, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, inevitable, inevitability, +film industry, consumerism, placard, placards, announcement, announcements, repetitive, derivative, unorigibnal
"At this time, we'd like to begin boarding our 'It's all about me' members."
Tags:air travel, airport, airports, airline, airlines, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, plane, planes, flying, flight, flights, traveler, travelers, traveling, travellers, travellers, travelling, passenger, passengers, boarding, announcement, announcements, member, members, membership, narcissism, narcissist, narcissists, ego, egotistic, egoist, egoists, egotistical, vain, vanity, selfish, self-centered, self-centred, modern line
'Please turn off all cell phones & personal electronics during this surgeons.'
"Curtain going up. Third act – and the bitter disappointment it is."
Tags:theatre, theatres, theater, theaters, front of house, play, plays, bad play, bad plays, disappointing play, disappointing plays, disappointing, disappointment, disappointments, high society, 1940s, 40s, forties, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, announcement, announcements, spoiler, spoilers, bitter disappointment
"Ladies and gentlemen, the Queen of the Hop and the Duke of Earl."
"And now, before we adjourn, Ms. Hunnicutt will announce the meeting's M.V.P."
Tags:business, businessmen, businessman, businesswoman, businesswomen, meeting, meetings, office, offices, office life, adjourn, adjourning, announce, announcement, announcements, executive, executives, manager, managers, sport, sports, player, players, manager, managers, mvp, m.v.p., most valuable player, most valuable players, mvps, m.v.p.s, award, awards, reward, rewards, jargon, morale, modern life
"Ninth floor, underwear, socks, t-shirts."
Tags:building, buildings, skyscraper, skyscrapers, architecture, architect, architects, creative, unusual, design, designs, innovative, innovation, department store, department stores, store, stores, shop, shops, clothing, clothes, fashion, underwear, pants, sock, socks, t-shirt, t-shirts, floor, floors, drawer, drawers, furniture, shape, shaped, announcement, announcements, consumerism, retail
"All in all, the squirrel news is good."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, rodent, rodents, squirrel, squirrels, news, newscaster, newscasters, reporter, reporters, announcer, announcers, announcement, announcements, broadcaster, broadcasters, newsman, newsmen, news anchor, news anchors, anchormen, anchorman, good news, media, broadcasting
"Are you saying we're about to add a little peripheral to our systems?"
Tags:technology, computer, computers, computer system, computer systems, computer engineer, computer engineers, techie, techies, technician, technicians, it, i.t., information technology, peripheral, peripherals, family, families, starting a family, pregnancy, announcement, announcements, announcing, bun in the oven, mom-to-be, mum-to-be, dad-to-be, father-to-be, mother-to-be, parent-to-be, parents-to-be, lingo, jargon, metaphor, metaphors
"Oh that's great, that's so good- you announce the layoffs."
Tags:fired, firing, pass the buck, bad manger, bad mangers, getting fired, canned, can, canning, getting canned, getting the sack, sacking, sacked, laid off, laid-off, lay off, bad management, management style, management styles, lay-off, lay offs, lay-offs, redundancy, made redundant, take advantage, taking advantage, announcement, announcements, redundancies, downsizing, unemployed, unemployment
Man looking at a notice on an airplane that reads "Please do not throw food on the floor".
Tags:air travel, airline, airlines, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, air hostess, air hostesses, air stewardess, air stewardesses, flight attendant, flight attendants, cabin attendant, cabin attendants, stewardess, stewardesses, cabin crew, passenger, passengers, traveller, travellers, traveler, travelers, meal service, meal, meals, food, do not, don't, please, throwing food, warning, warnings, advisory, advisories, notice, notices, announcement, announcements, clean, cleanliness, making a mess, messy, mess, transportation
'Attention, passengers. Could everyone seated next to a window please stick your arms out and flap like crazy.'
Tags:aeroplane, aeroplanes, airplane, airplanes, plane, planes, passenger, passengers, flap, flaps, flapping, flapped, fly, flies, flying, flew, air hostess, air hostesses, flight attendant, flight attendants, announce, announces, announcing, announcement, announcements, wing, wings, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
"Passengers, as we begin our descent, you may now suddenly act open and friendly to the person beside you."
Tags:air travel, airline, airlines, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, plane, planes, flying, flight, flights, traveler, travelers, traveling, travellers, travellers, travelling, passenger, passengers, friendly, open, announcement, announcements, meeting new people, making new friends, being social, small talk
"Gentleman and laides..."
Tags:preconceived notion, preconceived notions, preconception, preconceptions, speaker, speakers, public speaker, public speakers, public speaking, wiseguy, wiseguys, commie, commies, jerk, jerks, pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-intellectuals, attitude, attitudes, announce, announces, announcement, announcements, announcing, announcer, announcers
"Good morning, folks, this is Captain Holwood from the flight deck. We'll be cruising at thirty-five thousand feet today, and I'll be finally taking control of my life, struggling to satisfy the needs of only one person—me!"
Tags:air travel, airport, airports, airline, airlines, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, plane, planes, flying, flight, flights, traveler, travelers, travellers, travellers, passenger, passengers, pilot, pilots, co-pilot, co-pilots, copilot, copilots, announcement, announcements, loudspeaker, captain, captains, mental health, self-esteem, self-confidence, ego, flight deck, flight decks, taking control, life, breakdown, breakdowns, divorce, divorces, split, splits, separation, separations, breakup, breakups, break up, break ups, break-up, break-ups, heartbreak, broken heart, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, family, families, family issues, family problems
Lesser Known Annunciations
Tags:annunciation, art, art history, art historian, art historians, lesser known, obscure, obscurity, obscurities, lesser-known, unknown, bible story, bible stories, gospel, jesus, jesus christ, announcement, announcements, announcing, messenger, messengers, mundane, rent, rental, rentals, everyday life, bad news, bearer of bad news, bearers of bad news
"This is your captain speaking."
Tags:pirate, pirates, pirate captain, pirate captains, piracy, captain, captains, pilot, pilots, piloting, co-pilot, co-pilots, announcement, announcements, aeroplane, aeroplanes, airplane, airplanes, plane, planes, flight, flights, passenger announcement, passenger announcements, pirate ship, pirate ships
"Owning to an unforeseen dip in the fiefdom's population, we regret that we must once again raise taxes."
Tags:politics, government, government, tax, taxes, money, raising taxes, high taxes, population, depopulation, unforeseen, unpredictable, fiefdom, fiefdoms, fief, fiefs, serfdom, serf, serfs, peasant, peasants, citizen, citizens, feudalism, medieval, history, historical, king, kings, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royalty, royal, decree, decrees, messenger, messengers, town crier, town criers, announcement, announcements, poor, poverty, overtaxation, taxation, unfair
"Hold on, Mrs. Martin, you know that book is not on the approve curriculum!!"
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, curriculum, curricula, curriculums, book, books, literature, english, language arts, unapproved, big brother, spying, being watched, monitoring system, monitoring systems, monitored, government, governments, politics, announcement, announcements, p.a. system, p.a. systems, public address system, public address systems, intercom, intercoms, speaker, speakers, public education, public education system, public education systems, state education, state education system, state education systems, national education, national education system, national education systems, public school, public schools, teacher life, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondar
"A low-level person who doesn't mean anything will see you now."
Tags:modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, the doctor will see you now, unexpected, waiting room, waiting rooms, waiting, appointment, appointments, hierarchy, hierarchies, superior, superiors, contradict, contradiction, irony, ironic, bad service, customer service, announce, announcement, announcements
Tags:inca, incas, incan, maya, mayas, mayan, gods, god, script, scripts, scripted, temple, temples, ancient temple, ancient temples, ancient ritual, ancient rituals, ritual, rituals, ceremony, ceremonies, ceremonial, religious ceremony, religious ceremonies, crowd, crowds, history, historical, ancient culture, ancient cultures, production, produce, producer, producers, writer, writers, writing, script writer, overproduced, overproduce, showboat, showboating, criticism, critique, critiques, review, reviews, announcement, announcements
"If you are travelling with small children or if you just need a little extra time, we invite you to board the aircraft at this time."
Tags:travel, travels, traveling, traveled, travelling, travelled, air travel, airport, airline, boarding, board, boarding airplane, airport gate, airport terminal, airport terminals, gate, gates, announcement, announcements, gate announcement, gate announcements, sheep, shepherd, shepherds, sheepherder, sheepherders, herd, herds, herd of sheep, farmer, farming, farmers, sheep farming, sheep farmers, sheep farmer, passenger, passengers, airline passenger, airline passengers, gate agent, gate agents, flight attendant, flight attendants, air steward, air stewards, airline, airlines
"I am therefore stepping down to spend more time with my family—but not with my wife, Tammy, who can be really annoying."
Tags:politics, politician, politicians, government, governments, press conference, press conferences, media, press, camera, cameras, announcement, announcements, stepping down, retiring, retirement, retirements, retire, resign, resignation, resignations, spend more time, spend time, spend time with family, family, families, family problems, family issues, wife, wives, relationship, relationships, relationship problems, relationship issues, marriage, marriages, married life, annoying, except, exception, exceptions