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Happy Festivus, everyone!

Now, before the “Airing of Grievances” or the “Feats of Strength,” consider looking back on the countless Seinfeld-isms that have become part of the pop culture lexicon. Think of it as a “Festivus Miracle,” if you will.

Festivus

People celebrate Festivus now.  Seriously, here’s a Festivus kit for sale on Amazon!

 

“Hello…Newman”

Know someone you can’t stand?  Ever greet them with the same disdain?  Stop kidding yourself; yes, you have!


The Jerk Store

We’ve all met someone that belongs in The Jerk Store.

 

“You’re So Good Looking”

…And sneezes have never been the same!


“Shrinkage”

HE WAS IN THE POOL!

 


“…Not that there’s anything wrong with that”

Easily one of the most versatile Seinfeld-isms from the whole series.

 


“No soup for you!”

Soup!  Seinfeld has changed the way we look at soup since this classic episode!

 


“Spare a square”

You know a show is influential when you could be sitting on the toilet and think about it.

 


Man hands

Jerry was always picky about his women, but this was easily one of our favorite “deal breakers” of his.

 


“Master of your domain”

Really…this entire episode is a prime example of just how good the writing was.

 


“Sponge-worthy”

The fact that Luke from Gilmore Girls is the one trying to prove himself to be “sponge-worthy” makes this clip even better.

 


“Yada Yada Yada”

Anyone else “yada yada’d” sex?  Anyone…anyone?

 


Regifting

Some of us have “regifted” pre-Seinfeld, but they helped coin the term.

 


Schmoopie

My in-laws call each other “schmoopie.” Even though they’re just kidding around, it’s still gross.

 


“These pretzels are making me thirsty!”

Regardless of the type of pretzel, it’s hard not to think of this Seinfeld-ism when you’re eating them.

 

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.