A Definitive List of the Best Two Words

We asked people for their favourite two words and they were mostly food-based.
June 27, 2017, 8:06pm
Art by. Noel Ransome

Words, like people, are powerful–but not on their own. One word without context is meaningless but two words speak a thousand pictures. For instance, the word "free" is innocuous on its own but add one more to it, like "hamburgers" or "falling", and your whole day or life could change for the better. We asked friends and co-workers what two, simple words go best together. The people–with some bizarre exceptions–find simple joy in food, money, sleeping, and Disney Pixar's Cars franchise.

Sarah, 25
Free upgrade

Lisa, 20
Free guacamole

Krystal, 21
Free samples

Helene, 20
It's free

Shireen, 40
Non iron

John, 47
Pay cheque

Elliot, 21
Many dogs

Mac, 23
Open bar

Aba, 21
Scoobert Doobert

Olivia, 20
Bend snap

Victoria, 21
Hypoallergenic cats

Graeme, 22
Full communism

Rachel, 28
Cheese stuffed

Kevin, 23
Video games

Jennifer, 37
Long weekend

Jon, 27
Day off

Andrea, 34
Day off

Colm, 24
Day off

Alison, 29
Debt free

Carol, 21
Alcohol poisoning

@Olyphaunt, 26
Dead nazis

Al, 23
OSAP Forgiveness

Greg, 54
Fried bacon

Ramona, 31
Plans cancelled

Bryn, 30
DaRude Sandstorm

Lauren, 30
Sleep Time

Hisham, 30
True love

Isabel, 25
Rare steak

Nish, 20
Special snowflakes

Vincent, 22
Uniqlo uniqlo

Melina, 27
Fresh pasta

Alia, 30
Cheese board

Aaron, 23
Naps food

Elena, 19
Complimentary drinks

Katie, 29
Fuck off

Sarah, 26
Let's cancel

Noah, 26
Ubiquitous fiddlesticks

Laura, 35
"ID, please?"

Eric, 21
Extra curds

Alessia, 26
Sporty spice

Sydney, 23
"Grab food?"

Grace, 31
Vegetarian poutine

Erica, 22
Pants optional

Kevin, 60
Sensible footwear

Hazel, 30
Sleep in

Vanessa, 21
Consistent employment

Catherine, 18
Summer break

Nicky, 36
Grease 2

Claire, 19
Kraft Dinner

Ariel, 28
Not pregnant

Jessica, 29
Extra Butter

Francesca, 35
Meeting cancelled

Kamrin, 19
Pug puppies

Luis, 20
Honest affection

Amanda, 29
The minions

Rodrigo, 34
California sandwich

Kiga, 24
Cute bird

Sydney, 21
Internal validation

Tori, 21
Wanna starbs?

Ondiek, 23
Dollar drinks

Anna, 20
Fresh memes

Anne, 31
"Let's reschedule"

Jackson, 21
Trump impeached

Erin, 20
Free wifi

Patrick, 22
Lightning McQueen

Joey, 26
Skyfall done

Haley, 23
Open bar

Maddy, 21
Avocado Toast

Allie, 30
Nap time

Naomi, 22
Good dog

Kenneth, 35
Love handles

Ashley, 19
"I'm buying"

Meg, 29
Nap room

Darren, 35
Cars 3

Jacqueline, 24
Free food

Daniela, 23
Free food

Kendra, 21
Free wine

Lauren, 21
Free day

Jacob, 26
Free sample

Erinn, 35
Free wifi

Em, 29
Pay day

Meagan, 25
Pay day

Zain, 18
Pay day

Chris, 21
Medium rare

Ilja, 22
Air Canada

Pri, 21
Wifi password?

Allana, 30
Frequent IBS

Basil, 21
Forest conservation

Bizzy, 21
Seltzer water

Riley, 24
Leave early

Tommy, 23
Karaoke Karaoke

Nick, 25
Feel free

Lauren, 20
Good kush

Katie, 21
You wish

Sally, 29
Unbridled laughter

Casey, 19
Relentless laughter

Justina, 19
We saw

Shailee, 21
You're right

Jazmine, 18
No loans

Elizabeth, 27
Credit card

Rachel, 21
Vegan nachos

Caitlin, 22
Good enough

Payton, 21
"You passed."

Chris, 37
Doom metal

Mack, 26
Bush party

Amil, 33
Stat holiday

Justin, 25
Roof meat

Sasha, 27
Hip hop

Jill, 25
Duran Duran

Amanda, 28
Beef jerky

Arshile, 23
Eat Praylove

Sarah, 22
Forever twenty-one

Matt, 38
Arch support

Jade, 21
Fuck Trump

Brandon, 21
Big dix

Katherine, 23
Direct deposit

Jhanelle, 27
Jah bless

Hawwa, 18
Student discount

Amy, 22
20oz point

Avery, 20
Free refills

Antoinette, 23
Free shipping

Hilary, 25
9 ounce

Chantale, 23
Live band

Janet, 27
Old cheddar

Zach, 25
Love you

Darren, 25
Marvel studios

Cathryn, 32
Pinot grigio

Alex, 42
Dental insurance

Katie, 28
Thank you

Karlye, 32
Please sleep

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