What created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don't have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Do you and your significant other have a look that means "This party is boring, lets split" or do you have a look that your kids know means their butt is in serious trouble? Please share!! And a picture of the look would be very entertaining!
In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!
Oh, my heavens, Nikki! You have awakened the sleeping dragon. I admit that I have never drunk green beer in my life, but do I have children who slaughtered the English language and created a family lexicon all our own?
Does Pinocchio have a wooden butt?
Drummer Man and the Drama King were not so much the butchers of language. At least nothing comes to mind right now.
The Roo-girl only had one that lingers to this day:
Soap, soap, soap: spoken whenever there is a break in the conversation. I have no clue what she meant by this, except it seemed to be a replacement for "Soooooo....?" Even my friends say this now.
But my resident mush-mouth supreme was Z-man, whose mastery of the English language was thorough, yet ... um ... creative. I give you now -- the Z files:
1) Ridiclious: a priceless mispronunciation that we all still use. "Don't be ridiclious!"
2) Smutch: a bastardization of the Yiddish word schmutz, which means dirt. "You have a little smutch on your face!"
3) Pastaghetti: Yeah, I know. Every kid mangles the spaghetti word.
4) Move a butt: Don't really know what prompted him to say this, but when we want someone to operate a little faster, "move a butt" is the phrase du jour.
5) Time a go: Notice a theme of the misuse of "a" here? Time a go spread to family and friends alike. Some day I expect to hear it used in a movie. Seriously.
That's what I got for today, folks. Soap soap soap ... don't be ridiclious about all this smutch. Move a butt and go visit the other Fun Mondayers now, because it's time a go.