I firmly believe that by sharing what a giant goofball I am, people out there who are also giant goofballs will feel a little better about, you guessed it, their giant goofballismness.
When I wrote an English character named Oliver and needed to know what he sounded like, I went to the very best source I could think of and that my friends was Jamie Oliver. Who is cuter than he? Basically I sat and watched tons of Jamie’s shows (and he’s got some goodies–like the ones where he’s running around random New York neighborhoods at night finding restaurants people run out of their homes without permits but really good food) with my notebook and my remote. I’d pause and jot, pause and jot. And this is the list I came up with for my Englishman’s voice and speech. Some of this will make absolutely no sense unless you do as I did and stalk the man on the TV but even then, it’s pretty entertaining. I give you The Jamie Oliver Experience:
I got half-pissed off a jam jar (drunk)
Anti (an-tee) restaurant
Conception of children
Anti-restaurants have got you hitched
I was a bit cynical but I totally totally get it
See ya guys, take care
Seriously good food
More vibrant, a bit cruder
I’m a chili freak so this Szechuan is right up my trouser
This is a serious serious foody’s noodle dish, beautiful
Do you think your mom would let me have a go at doing the noodles?
Let me have a go, darling (dah-ling)
I’m too strong, I just busted it
I’m getting too cocky
Brilliant beautiful people
New York’s helped me sort of feel differently about immigration
There’s not many people like George about
35 Double Dee, she’s definitely coming
Get some liquor in and have a little bit of a laugh
Good, got a party, just need some food
Sea Bass, slightly awkward fish to filet (fill-it)
The whole thing about ceviche (she-vishey) is…
Not it’s time for the hard part, sprucing meself up
It’s the stories of the people that were really really interesting
If you can get booze into someone’s hands within 30 seconds of them entering the door then you’re a good host
Linda, hello darling. Come in, how are you?
Excuse me, darling
Here you go, sweetheart
I’m really glad that I came to New York because many many people know New York
Really really good trip, it’s a crazy crazy city
I hope you totally, totally enjoyed my rather random post today.
(Jamie’s Englishman pronunciation = she-vishey/ Carlene’s San Diego Native = say-vee-chay)
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4 thoughts on “Things Jamie Oliver Says”
Haha! Thanks, Carlene for at least one new word today. Goofballismness. That’s quite a delicious mouthful. 🙂
I love listening to people with accents. I can never remember what they said though, so this post is just pure genius.
I’m not sure how you get about stalking several guys, but…strong work, Carlene! Strong work!
You crack me up, and yeah, he’s might cute. I learned my British slang speak watching shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (lol), okay not the best choice, but hey, what can I say – my favorite British phrase, word, is ‘suss’ – I love that word – like we’ve got to ‘suss this out’ and then there’s always Bloody Hell! (okay, limited, but still, you know!)…Fun post Carlene!
Love this post!!! And I love me some Jamie Oliver! I like when British guys say, “literally,” which they LITERALLY do all the freaking time. Yum!
Kim, Denny and Kerri, yay! Did you guys read the list with your best fake accents? Suss is a good one, adding it to my Brit list now. Yes, literally said all the time! Thanks for indulging me with today’s post as you know I’m settling into my old-new hometown out here in southern Cali. Love you all!
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