An Anthropological Survey of Digital Media Habits in English-Speaking Nations

It seems to me that these days, everyone is on their phones. The phone is the thing that everyone is on these days. Ladies and gentlemen, everyone’s on their phones. An intelligent person might be studying the classics or appreciating the boundless beauty of the universe, but instead, everyone is on their phones. Everyone’s on their phones, and that’s a fact jack. Looking around the bus it seems that everyone is on their phones. Did you hear the one about everyone being on their phones? If you asked me what everyone was doing at the current date and time, I’d tell you they were on their phones. If we were to assign the value of “phone” to X and the value of everything to “Y”, it would be accurate to say that “Xs is on their Ys”, or more directly, everyone is on their phones. It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that everyone is on their phones. Oh, is that a phone you’re on? It figures, everyone is on them. I’ll never forget the day I lifted my beautiful baby boy above my head, and he looked down at me and said “Everyone’s on their phones”. Why, I didn’t get to be a big city lawyer with two-hundred cases under my belt without learning a thing or two about everyone being on their phones. “And lo, the son of the Lord did proclaim to his flock that everyone is on their phones”- Luke 12:20. You might wonder where everyone is these days. What are they doing with their time? Where does their interest lie? What drives them? What inspires them? Why, it’s none other than being on their phones. Buddy, you best believe everyone is on their phones. For one night only, everyone’s on their phones. If you’re not on your phone then you’re probably not even everybody. The phone; it’s the happening spot that everybody’s on. When questioned, the head of the Metropolitan Police had this statement to make: “Everyone’s on their phones”. What a piece of work is man, how on his phone he is. If you were to ask me what the device is that everyone is on these days, I’d point out to you that it’s that glowing edutainment rectangle we call the phone. Sometimes, people do be on their phones. You expected everyone not to be on their phones? Fat chance. It’s the bottom of the ninth, the bases are loaded, and everybody is on their phones. Look at my face, my pose, the way I carry myself, the way I dress myself. I am a man of class, of prestige, of repute, but everyone else? Everyone else is on their phones. The results are in, and everyone is on their phones. Those four sweet words she longs to hear: “Everyone’s on their phones”. It says here that everyone’s on their phones. Good evening, I’m Asad Ahmed. Our top story tonight: everyone is on their phones. Listen bucko, if you wanna make it in this town, there’s something you have to understand: Everyone is on their phones. What are people doing on there? Browsing social media? Posting photos? Playing games? There’s not a single atom of me that cares, the point is that everyone is on their phones. Are you reading this on your phone right now? Only further proof that everyone is on their phones. Don’t you threaten me with everyone being on their phones. The historians of the future will say of this era, that everyone was on their phones. Word on the street is that everyone is on their phone. If you’re keeping up, you’ll have gathered that everyone is on their phone. The elephant in the room is that everyone’s on their phones. [In Michael Stipe voice] “Everyone’s on their phones”. If you were to write a book about what people these days are doing, it would be called “Everyone is on their phones”. What’s everyone on? Why, their phone, of course. On a good night, if the wind is blowing in the right direction and you listen very closely, you can hear that everyone is on their phones. Oh dearie, it’s just such an awful world out there, what with everyone being on their phones, I worry about you. My guru has informed me that everyone is on their phones. Target “Everyone” has been located. Current status: On their phones. Everyone’s on their phones? Sounds about right. How are you doing mate, on your phone again? Yeah, everyone is. You’d have to be an idiot to ignore that everyone is on their phones. I think the right honourable lady, even with her deep belief in this policy, will have to admit that everyone is on their phones. [Count voice] Everyvuns on their phones. Scientists are concerned that peoples’ IQ isn’t increasing, and the reason? They’re all on their phones. Hey there sweetpea, I’m sure a real swell dame like you knows that everyone is on their phones. The power, the satisfaction, the thrill, of knowing that everyone is on their phones. I’m watching the groundbreaking Swedish drama “Everyone Is on Their Phones”. Everyone is on their phones? 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It’s just one of those funny little things that everyone’s on their phones. If you were to look up “everyone” in a dictionary, you’d see a picture of them on their phones. Fred Flintstone’s classic catchphrase, “Everyone’s on their phones”. Who’s a good everyone? Who’s a good everyone? Was you on your phone? Yes you was. Yes you was. Everyone IS on their phones. Everyone is ON their phones. I can feel it deep down in me bones, everyone’s on their phones. I feel vindicated that everyone is on their phones these days. Our counsellor has prepared a short speech about how everyone is on their phones. Everyone’s on their phones? Tell me about it. It’s as though God swept his hand over the cosmos and decided that everyone should be on their phones. When it gets down to it, at the end of the day, when all’s said and done, everyone’s on their phones. In case you haven’t heard, everyone is on their phones. Egads! Everyone’s on their phones! If, after this planet is left in rubble, and the sky turns cold, aliens should find this Earth, they will conclude that everyone is on their phones. Anyone who’s anyone knows that everyone is on their phones. My blood runs cold as I realise that everyone is on their phones. Have you seen the new longread on Slate about everyone being on their phones? Oh, sweet, everyone’s on their phones. Imagine that you get home, your dog can speak English, and she looks up and in a rotten voice says to you “Everyone’s on their phones”. It is time to admit to ourselves a harsh and disturbing truth: that everyone is on their phones. Hm? What’s that? Oh yeah, I agree, everyone’s on their phones. Ugh, everyone’s on their phones. I never thought I’d see it in my lifetime but everyone is on their phones. Let me tell you a secret: Everyone is on their phones. Get ready for the silky smooth stylings of “Everyone’s on their phones”. Everyone’s on their phones and that’s okay. I’ve cracked the code! 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What I’m gonna do here is write up a bill for telling you that everyone is on their phones. I’m exhausted with everyone being on their phones. I told you everyone would be on their phones. I’m not short-changing you here. It’s not just a few people who are on their phones, it’s not just most people who are on their phones, it’s everyone who is on their phones. Tout le monde est au téléphone. Jeder ist am Telefon. Každý je na telefonu. Raaaaaaggh! Everyone’s on the telephone! Have I mentioned that everyone is on the telephone? My colleague will be in in just a minute to talk about how everyone is on their phones. You know how it is: everyone is on their phones. I’ve crunched the numbers and everyone is on their phones. 100% of time, 100% of the people are on 100% of the phones. We’ve got word coming in that everyone is on their phone. I have travelled hundreds of miles to tell you that everyone is on their phones. Picking up a VHS box, flipping it over, and reading the tagline “Everyone is on their phones”. Catch this: Everyone is on their phone. It has never been more true than now that everyone is on their phones. There’s no shame in it, but everyone is on their phones. Just gonna drop a link in here to my forum where everyone is on the phones. Everyone is on their phones? Oh, hell yeah. It’s getting hot in here and everyone is on their phones. You know why there’s so much interference in the air? It’s because everyone is on their phones. I can’t stress this enough, everyone is on their phones. When I look back at this point in my life I know I’ll remember that everyone was on their phone. Everyone’s on their phones? Fair game. There’s a lot going on in the world today. For example, everyone is on their phones. It’s hard to conceive of, but everyone is on the phone. Whispered words from the dark, an ancient incantation spoken by something not quite animal from the end of the shadowy corridor: “Everyone is on their phones”. Dad, why is everyone on their phone? I’m super surprised that everyone is on their phone. The truth is that everyone is on their phone. If you’re just tuning in, everyone’s on their phone. The long and short of it is that everyone is on their phone. If I was everyone, I wouldn’t be on my phone, but you do you. It’s a big undertaking, but we finally got everyone on their phone. In my opinion, everyone is on their phone. There’s nothing controversial about the idea that everyone is on their phone. Everyone being on the phone? That’s way above my pay grade. Any good textbook will tell you that everyone is on their phone. Woof, everyone’s on their phone. If you look at it in a certain light, it seems that everyone is on their phone. So what everyone’s gonna do, see, is be on their phones. 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The interesting thing about everyone is they’re on their phones. Should there be an apostrophe in “everyone’s on their phones”? My house is the second last one on the street, just past everyone being on their phones. It’s just patronising at this point to keep hearing that everyone’s on their phones. I don’t get why everyone’s on their phones but I know it’s true. The spirits speak to me, they say “Everyone is on their phone”. Report: Everyone is on their phone. You know what they say: “Everyone is on their phone”. I thought you should know, everyone is on their phones. It’s not up to me, but everyone’s on their phones. Guess what? Everyone’s on their phones. My word, everyone is on their phones. It’s the phrase on everyone’s lips: Everyone is on their phones. Know this: Everyone is on their phones. Hey, everyone is on their phones. Everyone’s on their phones? Alright. [Squinting at note card] Everyone is on their phones. It’s the fashion today for everybody to be on their phones. Everyone relax, put your feet up, be on your phones. This is my daughter, Everyone’s On Their Phones. S03E14: Everyone’s On Their Phones. Seems a bit rude but everyone’s on their phones. How saucy, everyone’s on their phones. This meteorological equipment might not look like much but it’s sensitive enough to pick up that everyone’s on their phones. We are here today to witness the marriage of everyone and their phones. Tonight, I think I will go for everyone being on their phones. Look out everyone! You’re on your phones! This just in: Everyone’s on their phones. Imagine my surprise to learn that the whole time everyone was on their phones. I travelled all the way here to tell you that everyone’s on their phones. At last, it’s all over, everyone’s on their phones. Mr. President. [Pregnant pause] Everyone’s on their phones. No wonder nobody’s listening, they’re all on their phones. The first thing that a student of medicine must understand is that everyone’s on their phones. 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The aim of our covert operation is to get everyone on their phones. Thankfully, everyone is on their phones. It’s incredibly disruptive for everyone to be on their phones but that’s what we’re working with. Everyone died the way they lived: on their phones. Have you seen that Vine where everyone is on their phones? Spring is in the air and everyone is on their phones. I’m getting a lot of DMs about how everyone is on their phones. There’s nothing like knowing that everyone is on their phones. I’m sorry, everyone is on their phones. If you wanna drop by mine later, everyone will be on their phones. So let me get this straight, everyone’s on their phones? Positive thinking starts with everyone being on their phones. Your manager hates everyone being on their phones. Everyone is moving it downfield. Everyone’s on their phones? That’s health and safety for you. They’re lining it up! And yes! Everyone’s on their phones. I wish someone had told me everyone was on their phones sooner. It’s spooky to realise that everyone is on their phone. What did I tell ya? Everyone is on their phones. The story takes place in a dystopian futuristic setting where everyone is on their phones. Dear God, everyone’s on their phones. Everyone being on their phone is a helluva drug. I have a friend who works there and she says everyone is on their phones. Zone 1 is for everyone being on their phones only. Anyone who pays for the £20 tier will get to see everyone being on their phones. Everyone’s on their phones and that’s a lot. How did you fix it so that everyone is on their phones? For as long as I can remember, everyone’s been on their phones. Can anybody hear me? Everyone’s on their phones down here. I really can’t emphasise enough that everyone is on their phones.

Moderator of Giant Bomb, writing about all sorts. This is a place for my experiments and side projects.