Building Your Empire One Book at a Time
Whether you've watched the Star Wars films dozens of times or only once, chances are you could effortlessly recite a Star Wars quotation or two at any given moment. But that doesn't mean you always should. Here are seven inappropriate uses of Star Wars quotations in real life.
1. "I sense I great disturbance in the Force."
You're in a crowded room and you hear someone pass gas. I know it's tempting, but restrain yourself from saying, "I sense a great disturbance in the Force." The only one you'd be embarrassing is yourself.
2. Humming Imperial March
I know I cheat a little since this one actually isn't a quotation, but nevertheless do not hum the theme song of Darth Vader in the presence of any boss, teacher, or corrupt Sith Lord that you know. Your boss can fire you, your teacher can fail you and a Sith Lord can...well, you get the idea. Not worth the risk.
3. "What a piece of junk!"
While your friend's 1991 Ford Taurus station wagon might truly be a bucket of bolts, saying, "What a piece of junk!" to them is impolite.
4. "Watch your mouth kid or you'll find yourself floating home."
If your friend is as awesomely nerdy as you are, they might respond to #3 by saying, "Watch your mouth kid or you'll find yourself floating home!" You deserve it. You are the one who dissed their ride after all.
5. "Let the Wookiee win."
You might have a buddy who's tall and hairy, but never say, "Let the Wookiee win" in his presence. Don't say it out of his presence either. Remember, he is bigger and stronger than you and that means that he probably really can rip your arm out of its socket.
6. "I know."
If your girlfriend or boyfriend tells you that they love you, you should not respond by saying, "I know." Sorry, friend, but you're no Han Solo. You are not suave enough to pull that off. If you're not ready or simply too uncomfortable to say "I love you" back to them, chances are you need to reassess your relationship.
7. Anything Said By Jar Jar Binks
I'm not an extreme Jar Jar Binks hater, but I have to say, using any Jar Jar Binks phrase in real life is probably the biggest "no no" on this list. From "Dello fellagates" to "Ooh mooey mooey I love you!", using any Binksism in any real life situation will, at best, elicit eye rolling and grumbling, and at worst earn you a black eye.