Cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
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Calling all Ron Burgundy fans: Want to sound like you’re a long-lost member of the Channel 4 News Team? Now you can.


When a friend tells someone he’s “like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair,” do you think he’s just issued an insult? Or if she declares that she’s in a glass case of emotion, do you wonder how she got in there?

This month’s release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has Anchorman fans seeing Burgundy — Ron Burgundy, that is — and spouting lines from the 2004 original even more than usual. This may have you feeling a little lost. Not to worry. While the new film undoubtedly will inspire a new lexicon, allow us to get you up to speed with some of the most popular quotes from the first film and suggestions for how to expertly incorporate those lines into your daily life.

Line: “I have many leather-bound books.”
How Ron uses it: To impress a woman
How you can use it: When the snooty Barnes & Noble checkout guy gives you a judgmental look for purchasing the complete Twilight series — in hardcover

Line: “Baxter, you know I don’t speak Spanish.”
How Ron uses it: Explaining to his dog, Baxter, why Ron can’t understand him
How you can use it: Explaining to your fast-talking teenage daughter why you can’t understand her

Line: “I don’t know if you heard me counting, but I did over 1,000.”
How Ron uses it: Bragging to co-worker and love interest Veronica Corningstone about how many curls he did
How you can use it: When your boss comes by to check on the progress of your TPS reports

Line: “Milk was a bad choice.”
How Ron uses it: Amid a downward spiral, an unkempt Ron regrets his choice of beverage on a hot day.
How you can use it: When offering an apology after a culinary experiment goes sour

Line: “Bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee.”
How Ron uses it: Giving instructions to his missing dog, who he believes called him on the telephone
How you can use it: Texting your loved one to see when his or her flight has landed

Line: “I’m Ron Burgundy?”
How Ron uses it: Following his reputation, Ron reads exactly what’s on the teleprompter, even when someone includes an errant question mark.
How you can use it: Introducing yourself to strangers at an awkward holiday party