To be honest, I don't often know where they come from, but I am repeatedly guilty of adopting random phrases, pop-culture buzz words or figures of speech.
I'm not gonna lie - I hear myself saying them over and over and it's like a snowball down the mountain, gathering momentum and impossible to stop.
"To be honest..."
"I'm not gonna lie..."
I would confidently estimate that I mean 99% of the things I say, at the time I a say them.
I am - for better, or worse - ridiculously honest.
This essentially makes these latest additions to my vocabulary redundant.
These phrases are designed to give a person more conviction.
Which is why I am amused that they have crept into my regular every day conversations.
There is rarely a time when I would say something I did not believe.
And that is why I consider the Pinky Promise to be a
B I N D I N G V E R B A L A G R E E M E N T
To pinky swear, or make a pinky promise, is the entwining of the little fingers ("pinkies") of two people to signify that a promise has been made.
And in my world -
A P I N K P R O M I S E IS U N B R E A K A B L E.