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NotInNJMommy




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 3:16 pm
Does your family have any unique words you use for common things too?

ie. in my family, my older DS and I love coffee, and for no reason other than it was in the media years ago, refer to it as "covfefe"

Also, one of my younger kids once mistakenly referred to burritos as burrotis, so we call them that now.


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amother
Natural


 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 3:17 pm
I'll add back my post now that I can go anon

Chicken thighs are called hamentaschen in my family (because of their triangular shape)


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fbc




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 3:22 pm
We say shmoopy instead of poopy Smile
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zaq




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 5:26 pm
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. Why on earth did you use an anon-disabled forum?
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NotInNJMommy




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 5:48 pm
zaq wrote:
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. Why on earth did you use an anon-disabled forum?
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Because it’s chit chat and no other topic made sense. I also didn’t think it was going to be that controversial. Lol
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Java




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 5:49 pm
Mine are too identifying!
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Crookshanks




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 6:30 pm
I have a lot, but they're all too identifying. I'm not posting on a non-anon thread 😂
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amother
Hibiscus


 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 6:31 pm
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amother
Hibiscus


 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 6:34 pm
Zuger'l for bencher or zemiros. Comes from Yiddish word zug/say

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shanie5




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 6:39 pm
Boingies for spiral shaped pasta.
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Tamari




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 7:00 pm
Boo-boo fleisch for cold cuts.
Named that way by my little kids due to the darker spots on them resembling boo-boos....
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bigsis144




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 7:19 pm
Yup, not posting unless I can do so anonymously! 😆

There’s an official “study of linguistics” word for this, btw: a familect is a set of invented words or phrases with meanings understood within members of a family or other small intimate group

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familect
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hodeez




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jan 17 2023, 7:29 pm
My oldest pronounced pajamas 'jujush' when she was 2. Now 5 years later that's still how we refer to them Smile
Baked ziti is lukshen.
Ramen is sweet macaroni.
Meat is red chicken.
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Roots




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 1:26 pm
velda=ready
my israeli but 1/2 english speaking 2 yr old waited fot the hot water to be (veldy)ready
so it was veldy for a long time till he changed it to velda
and it stuck
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NotInNJMommy




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 5:14 pm
bigsis144 wrote:
Yup, not posting unless I can do so anonymously! 😆

There’s an official “study of linguistics” word for this, btw: a familect is a set of invented words or phrases with meanings understood within members of a family or other small intimate group

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familect


That's so cool!

Growing up, in my home some of ours were:

1. Booper (the key fob for the car named because it made such a noise when you locked or unlocked the car)
2. Puter (for computer, because, why not drop a syllable, I suppose?)
3. Catfood bug (a centipede because I once found one halfway up the basement wall behind the clothes dryer with a piece of dry cat food, ostensibly trying to eat it....my father was not enthused about having to neutralize it.)
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doodlesmom




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 5:19 pm
Flumjo- the bottom piece of a zipper that’s supposed to be in the skirt that sometimes will stick out if the skirt is torn…

Chitchka first ch is pronounced with a ches sound. Define: to steal something small
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doodlesmom




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 5:21 pm
And yes please move to anon enabled
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NotInNJMommy




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 5:28 pm
doodlesmom wrote:
And yes please move to anon enabled


Does anyone have a good suggestion for a Forum Topic that makes sense that may be amother enabled? then, I can ask the mods if they'll move...

ETA Looks like the upper tier topic "Social Scene" is amother enabled. I'll report my post and ask them to move it if they think it's appropriate.
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amother
Trillium


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 6:11 pm
My son calls trampoline a jumpoline Wink
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amother
Garnet


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 6:15 pm
When I said, "I have to stay home on this day, I have stuff to take care of", my teen DD who was home said, "aww, my favorite nickname!" I said, "okay, you now have dubbed yourself", and henceforth, she is known to the family as "Stuff".
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