Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Revamping the English Language

I figured it was a fluke to have so many folks come out of the ether to comment on my very first blog. Nobody's commented since.

One of my sons asked me this morning if Santa Claus hibernates. I replied, "No." Was actually thinking, "Santa would LOVE to hibernate! Santa wishes to be hibernating right now."

Kids say the darndest things, don't they? Thanks to my oldest son, whenever we see a semi-truck that's not hauling a trailer, we all shout, "There's a naked truck!" We don't go to McD's and order hamburgers--- we order "hangaburgers." We don't eat granola bars in my house. Nope. They're "gorilla bars."

Yes. My family is revamping the English language, one word at a time.

Descriptive Words That Should Be In The Dictionary

Snortker: Snort + Snicker
Snarkastic: Snarky + Sarcastic
'Tudiness: Attitude + Any Word You Can Stick the '-ness' Suffix Upon. Ex: rotteness, sweetness, restlessness... Or, it can mean "an excess of attitude". Example of "'Tuditness."

So, do any of you have any descriptive words to share?

C'mon. I need a good giggle today.


Sela Carsen said...

Sma-mellows. Ds couldn't say marshmallows, so now they're sma-mellows.

Frou-frou = flavored coffee creamer.

Can't think of any others right now. Partly because they're so ingrained in the family vocabulary that I don't even consider them odd anymore.

Glamorous Redneck said...

Umm. . . I'm totally drawing a blank on any words to add. But maybe it's like sela said, I use them so much they don't seem odd.


Amelia Elias said...

Current favorite word? Craptastic, as in fantastically crappy. I also like 'tudiness, since Laura and I decided to call my German Shepherd Her Tudiness because of this picture--

Really, though, my greatest creative efforts usually happen in traffic when I need to express my displeasure. I call other drivers some really original things. I don't think Laura wants 'em on her blog.

Nell Dixon said...

we have fleecylucys which are fleece jackets.
My middle daughter has a language disorder so most of our words come from her, like cloakhanger instead of coathanger