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What shows have influenced our language the most?

What recent shows have influenced our language the most? — Tanya Veverka
Tanya, you mentioned Friends — specifically Chandler's distinctive cadence — in your e-mail, and I say: Could you be more right? Also, folks who've never seen The Simpsons say, ''D'oh!''; same goes for Seinfeldisms like ''master of my domain.'' And consider the once-demure Sex and the City nut who now spouts nicknames for every beau, body part, and sex act. I call it going Carrie Bradshaw.

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Originally posted Nov 12, 2004 Published in issue #792 Nov 12, 2004 Order article reprints
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