Saturday, July 25, 2009

That's What She Said


You're probably familiar with the phrase "That's what she said," and its uses. Adding those words to almost anything said by someone else can turn the original comment into a sophomoric sex joke. (Click here for some Star Wars-related examples.) It's a routine that -- IMHO -- gets tired quickly, and is rarely incredibly funny, but...

Having said all that...

One night I was with a group of friends, male and female. We were congregated on one friend's back porch, having a few beers, when someone made some innocent comment. Someone else followed up with "That's what she said!" which made a joke of the previous sentence.

A guy named Randy made a remark to the effect of, "You know, nine times out of ten, you can add 'That's what she said' to anything someone else has said, and it ends up being really funny!"

Most of us nodded in agreement. And then, after a pause, someone took the conversation in a totally different direction. I don't even recall what he or she said... but Randy followed it up with "That's what she said!" and in this case, it was such an unfunny non-sequitor that absolutely no one laughed.

I shrugged. "I guess that was your 'tenth time,' Randy," I told him.

Randy just grinned, and replied, "That's what she said!"

Thanks for your time.

15 comments:

  1. Aw geez! The video has been removed by the user! What was that movie? "He Said, She Said"? Poor Randy with the lame come-back-HA!

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  2. Guess Randy got the last laugh on that one! Cute story.

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  3. oh my. agree with willow, he seemed to have gotten the last laugh.

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  4. ha, ha, - how long did you keep that one going?

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  5. what about "Who's she? the cat's mother?"

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  6. Awww how sweet. Bet that's what she said too :-)

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  7. Allright now,that's what YOU said!:)

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  8. Cinnamon: "How long did you keep that one going?"

    That's what she said!

    Tony: "Randy Rules!"

    That's what she said!

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  9. Gettin' a little Rantzy over here...has anyone pointed that out?

    ::dodges thrown objects...goes into hiding::

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  10. Well, I'm sure you've noticed that someof my newer Silver Fox entries actually have "David'Z RantZ" in their titles...

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  11. It's funny, the other day I read your post and had a chuckle. Thinking to myself, I hadn't heard that expression in years. well went into work later on that day in passing I said something to one of the other employees. You know for the life of me I can't even remember what I said, but his response was automatic. "That's what she said."

    I was laughing so hard I couldn't even explain to him why. He probably thought me to be a nut case. I'm still getting a chuckle out of it......thanks nick

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  12. great story, and the Star Wars quotes made me laugh...another good one is to add the words 'in bed' to the end of every fortune cookie fortune. Like "You will have a very lucrative business meeting today ( in bed )." See you later!

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  13. Tom: I heard the "in bed" line years ago, but since then, "Dreamhaven" (of the "Tangled Webs" blog) told me about a friend of hers who was a big fan of that routine, to the point where he collected virtually every fortune cookie slip he could. As I ended up telling her, I became unable to read ANY fortune cookie message without thinking of "in bed." No fault of hers, but it totally ruined them for me. I never read them any more!

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