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Shut Up!

Does anyone still say “Shut UP!” to mean “No way!”? A forty-something riding instructor says this Seinfeldian locution confuses some of her younger students. This is part of a complete episode.

Seinfeld Expressions

Yadda yadda yadda. Newman! No soup for you! The 1990’s sitcom Seinfeld popularized these expressions and more. Check out this Paul McFedries article from Verbatim. This is part of a complete episode.


mini-tainment  n.— «Jerry’s new flick is the story of a college-graduate bee who wants to move out of the hive and do something different. He ends up suing producers who steal honey. Seinfeld will premiere some 20 “mini-tainments,” as he...

Costanza wallet

Costanza wallet n. a bulging, overstuffed billfold or wallet. Etymological Note: After the character George Costanza in the the twelfth episode, The Reverse Peephole, of the ninth season of Seinfeld, which aired on January 15, 1998. In the episode...


strip  n.— «Turning it into a “strip” channel may be its fate. Don’t get excited: That’s not strip as in nubile women. “Strips” is industry argot for reruns of popular shows like Friends, Seinfeld and The...