Monday, March 17, 2008

Fun Monday #57: the what-the-heck-did-he-say/St. Patrick's Day edition

Nikki, the Elvis-loving, wacky blogger of My Husband Calls Me Weird/Antics of a Crazy Mom fame, is our hostess for Fun Monday's St. Patrick's Day-appolooza. She has a challenge and an alternate for us today:

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!

OR/AND

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.

33 comments:

Mariposa said...

Oh Janet, I love the Pastaghetti! So what, it's a pasta right? :D

Pamela said...

oh yeah... my eldest said puzgetti and mazagine for years.

My youngest said
in the swing "Push me too high"
or for second helpings
"mommy, give me too much.

Loved your post!

Joy T. said...

Love this LOL I didn't participate in another Fun Monday, but love going around and peeking at everyone else who is much smarter then I am. I couldn't think of a darn thing for this assignment but once again you make it look easy!

Gattina said...

I had some difficulties with this meme because we don't speak english here, but Pastaghetti sounds nice !

ChrisB said...

You have reminded me my daughter used to say 'ridickilus'I had forgotten all about that until now!

I rather like the pastaghetti~ it's a perfect description!

karisma said...

Haha! Ours was more like Pasgetti! and Redicalous!

-Ann said...

I might have to appropriate 'move a butt'.

Miss Ann Thrope said...

My favorite with Thing 1 is "wing oom" which meant "living room" and "herfies" which meant horses.

With Thing 2, it was "inspectigate" as she closely examined a scab on her leg, and "boo nade" which was her favorite Blue Kool-Aid.

Husband mistakenly said, "I beg to dicker with you," which we all still use, and "C'mon now, two rights don't make a wrong..."

I have, of course, never said anything incorrectly.

nikki said...

Aaron says spasghetti still to this day. I love the soap, soap, soap.

(And no, Pinocchio does not have a wooden butt, he's a real live boy now!)

Thanks for playing!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Brilliant! Smutch has a lovely ring to it!

Lil Mouse said...

doesnt everyone mess up spaghetti? that;s so funny!

swampy said...

Soap soap soap...I'm off to warsh the smutch off my face and soap soap soap eat some pastaghetti. (Know what, I didn't get pastaghetti until I typed it. Too cute.
Now, I'm off to move a butt and do something productive today. Like, it's time a go.

Tiggerlane said...

Soap, soap, soap...I think that would work SO well in the business environment! I'm going to start using it today!

Jettie said...

I forgot abouta few !! My daughter prounounced Spegetti that way and always said Hospital as Hosapble!!
Cute little man!!

jennifer said...

I believe he'll be an author one day, such a way with words!

Fun post - I'm in the no green beer club too. I haven't even drank green cool ade! Jen

Karmyn R said...

pastaghetti - too perfect.

soap soap soap

Sayre said...

I may have to appropriate "Move a Butt". People look at me diapprovingly when I say "Get your ass in gear."

Ari_1965 said...

I'm sure it's some sort of sin to add green food coloring to good beer. To add it to bad beer...well, bad beer is an abomination just in itself.

Heather said...

Love the ridiclious and move a butt - too funny!

Mandy said...

Heh.

When my daughter was younger, the tv remote was the "fairy-mote"

and hospital was "hostible"

and she still calls those new car truck things "cars on high truck"

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

They're so much fun! My favorite is still indigity of it all. Your kids should be copyrighted. You might as well make money off of them.

Faye said...

Planet needs its own dictionary. Like other commenters I'm going to adopt "move a butt" or does Pinnochio have a wooden butt--what a refreshing change!

Hootin' Anni said...

Yep, yep, yep...all so darling. I love it. Kids say the cutest things. Our kids used to call PISSghetti.

Thanks for the visit today.

Alison said...

I love the move a butt!!! I might have to borrow that one!!

Peter said...

A fun look around your planet.

dawn224 said...

Ours is "po fa" Transposed from faux pas - my mom said it once but really it fits better that way.

IamwhoIam said...

Move a Butt may just be the word of the week for me. It is just too rich, and from such a cutie to boot.

Southern Doll said...

Ha! Ridiclious. My friends and I say Ridonculous!

Bren said...

"Move a butt?" That one is great! I'm still laughing because I can so hear one of mine coming up with it.

Cute, cute, cute!

Kaytabug said...

LMAO!! I just love how you incorporated all of your words in the last paragraph!!!

I love them all!!!

my4kids said...

I love kids mispronunciations! They are cute and definelty can make new words stick in a family, can't they?
My youngest used to say "time a go" also!

JanMary said...

Great post. So funny :)

Happy St Patricks Day (for yesterday) from N Ireland!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee. The kid ones are so cute. Love it.

 
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