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One-Liners Of The Decade

The short quips, phrases and exclamations that defined the '00s. I forgot a million that could be included, so please add yours as well.

  • "Wassup?"

    -- From an Anheuser-Busch Budwiser beer campaign, which first aired Dec. 20 1999, but was popularized in early 2000.

  • "The Tribe has spoken."

    -- Jeff Probst, on "Survivor: Borneo," May 31, 2000

  • "The American people have now spoken. But it's going to take a little while to determine exactly what they said."

    -- Pres. Bill Clinton, Nov. 2000

  • "Holy Fucking Shit."

    -- The Onion, Sept. 26, 2001 (Read the whole issue.)

  • "There are known knowns... we also know that there are known unknowns… There are also unknown unknowns."

    -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Feb. 12, 2002

  • "Shock and awe."

    -- The U.S. military, all major news organizations, Jan. through March, 2003

  • "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended."

    -- Pres. George W. Bush, May 1, 2003

  • "Wardrobe malfunction."

    -- Justin Timberlake, Feb. 2, 2004

  • "He's just not that into you."

    -- From the book of the same title by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, released Sept. 7, 2004

  • "Combine enough nonhits on the Long Tail and you've got a market bigger than the hits."

    -- Chris Anderson, Wired Magazine, Oct. 2004 (Read the whole article.)

  • "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

    -- Pres. George W. Bush, Sept. 2, 2005

  • Later That Same Night: "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

    -- Kanye West, Sept. 2, 2005

  • "I wish I knew how to quit you."

    -- Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), in "Brokeback Mountain," released Dec. 16, 2005

  • "What are you doing?"

    -- Twitter, July 2006

  • "F---ing Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

    -- Mel Gibson, July 28, 2006

  • "An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator: These are not three separate devices, this is one device, and we are calling it iPhone."

    -- Steve Jobs, Jan. 9, 2007

  • "Leave Britney alone!"

    -- Chris Crocker, Sept. 10, 2007

  • "Yes, we can."

    -- Barack Obama, Jan. 9, 2008

  • "I drink your milkshake."

    -- Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), in "There Will Be Blood," released Jan. 11, 2008

  • "The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick."

    -- Gov. Sarah Palin, Sept. 3, 2008

  • "The fundamentals of our economy are strong."

    -- Sen. John McCain, Sept. 25, 2008

  • "You lie!"

    -- Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Sept. 9, 2009

  • "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time."

    -- Kanye West, Sept. 19, 2009

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