''Erin Brockovich'' coins ''Krispy Kreme''--the insult, not the donut

By EW Staff
Updated April 07, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Coined by Julia Roberts’ curvy title character in Erin Brockovich, the not-so-sweet phrase was tossed off as an insult to Brockovich’s meddlesome (and portly) coworker. (Usage: ”Bite my a–, Krispy Kreme!”) Not to be confused with the delectably sticky doughnut confections — though a distinct cause-effect connection is evident.