It says in a few articles we've read for the copyright activity that words or small phrases are not copyrightable.
I wonder if that means one can't patent them. I think so.
I would love to say that to Paris Hilton.
My brother could probably patent the phrase "sue me!" and I'd had to quote him a lot, so he would not sue me.
"Whatever" , that should probably be credited to Shania Twain. at least that's the first time i heard that in song, so I guess she could. But "whatever"(S.Twain)