Monday, March 17, 2008

Fun Monday - In our own words

Nikki from My husband calls me weird is hosting this week's Fun Monday challenge:


I don't know about you, but my family is great at creating strange words that only we know the meaning. Some were created when the kids were first learning to talk, others came about when our tongues were twisted and the word came out funny. Either way, the words stuck and we still use them in our daily conversations. What created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember.


I remember a few from my own childhood and our 'family vocab' seems to be increasing these days with all of Aaron's additions.

Gili (the Gi is pronounced like the Gi in Give)
This is "armpit" in our family. It probably came about from my mother tickling us when we were kids and the word that we used to express the ticklishness was something like Geli. So, its stuck and this is now the word I use with Aaron too. Richard is also using it now calling deodorant Gili Paste.

SK
My brother and I went through a stage of saying this instead of 'Let's Go'. It is actually the last and first sounds of those two words. We thought it was so cool that we didn't have to pronounce those two whole syllables.

Cut Cut Egg
This is my father's invention. Its his style of scrambled eggs that is cooked on a wok and is seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce, black pepper and sesame oil. This is a favorite breakfast food in our house. For now, only he and I know how to make a good Cut Cut Egg; you need to be fast and know exactly when to turn the flame off.

So thats about all I can remember from my own family. Aaron has a lot of words that we use now but I don't know how long they'll stick around for. I think they're only about at this moment because he is still learning how to pronounce words properly.

14 comments:

-Ann said...

Cut cut eggs sound delicious.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Cut cut egg has my mouth watering...I don't suppose there's any chance of a recipe!?

lisa marie said...

You have a much better memory than I do, I like gili! It's silly. :)

ChrisB said...

Good name for deodorant and like others have already said those eggs sound good!

Ari_1965 said...

Cut cut egg sounds good.

egan said...

Ha, every family does have these words. I currently can't think of any, but I know my wife could fill me in. We have a tendency of mispronouncing many words or using them incorrectly. Damn the English language!

Karmyn R said...

I think I'd like to try those cut cut eggs!!

Sayre said...

Gili - armpit. Somehow that's a much more appealing name, but I'm not sure I'd want to put paste on it...

Mmmmm... cut cut eggs? Please come cook me some cut cut eggs!!!

Kellan said...

Those are fun made-up words! I like the cut cut eggs - see you - have a good day - Kellan

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I hear a lot of strange words in this country as well!

Faye said...

Cut cut eggs over some rice and vegetables--yum! You get an originality prize!

Heather said...

Those were fun. Love the SK!

elizabeth embracing life said...

We laugh at the words that come during card games. Especially when you want a card, before the next play.

My daughter and I have use some texting codes with each other or make them up with the other left to guess.

For some reason I thought cut-cut-eggs would be something like air passing...somehere. LOL. But yum, those sound delicous.

Nap Warden said...

Wow, cut eggs, I'd try it!