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amother
Lightgray


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 8:45 pm
From my family growing up:
"Funny chicken" for an apricot chicken with ketchup as part of the dressing, because my brother found it funny that my mother was putting ketchup on the chicken.
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amother
NeonOrange


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 9:15 pm
My son pronounced "hand sanitizer" as "hanzitizer".
Now our family uses the noun "hanzitizer". The corresponding verb is "hanzitize" (obviously).
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amother
Iris


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 9:30 pm
amother Alyssum wrote:
Zurech for zip ties.
Because somebody Zurech is the king of zip ties in our community.
He puts together pisom veramseis with zip ties.


And in our community we call a foil candle holder which go into the leichter a “Zishe “ for the same reason!
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amother
DarkKhaki


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 9:43 pm
In our family we have orange potatoes and red potatoes. Orange potatoes are hash browns, the paprika makes it orange, and the red potatoes are potatoes with red peels.
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amother
Electricblue


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 9:53 pm
We eat schnitzel fish- breaded flounder.

Mandlin in the soup get called "pillows" because they get all soggy and plump.

We offer white milk or brown milk (plain or chocolate milk).

I think this one is common but the immersion blender is the zhuzher and the verb is to zhuz soup.
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amother
Brunette


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 9:56 pm
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amother
Celeste


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 9:58 pm
fbc wrote:
We say shmoopy instead of poopy Smile

My friend’s son is called shmoopy!! (My daughter, who is a year younger than him) calls him shoompy.
She also said “flort” instead of fort, and that’s what we all call it now.
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amother
Alyssum


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 9:58 pm
amother Iris wrote:
And in our community we call a foil candle holder which go into the leichter a “Zishe “ for the same reason!

Haha! We call them teztalech
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amother
Arcticblue


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 10:03 pm
Bluebellies - blueberries

Wagoning- you know that sound babies make when they're just vocalizing with a bottle or pacifier and it sounds like an old wagon? We call it wagoning. ,"No she's not crying, she's just wagoning"
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amother
Cantaloupe


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 10:03 pm
Zhuzher!! All the way.

My mom called ponytail holders “cheps” (ch like cheese). Super embarrassing for my sisters and me to realize that literally no one else on the planet (except my grandma a”h) called them that.

ETA: none of our friends had any idea what we were talking about when we said, “I have a chep so I can give you a ponytail.”

DH and I call it “bonkies” when DC trips or bonks into furniture.
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amother
Cognac


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 10:22 pm
Pul-la-lahs are pulkies as named by my then two year old ds (I hurt my pul-lah-lah)

Dunk (Doonk) is a place that things fall where you can't easily reach them (behind the couch, in a crack, between two car seats) I always wondered if this was Yiddish.

Pooch is dust, but I think this really is Yiddish.

Shmurble is a piece of hair sticking up on top when you make a pony tail. (I look terrible, I have a shmurble).
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amother
DarkRed


 

Post Wed, Jan 18 2023, 11:53 pm
We call nonpareils non pohrilles because we had neighbors the pohrille family. when my dd (now 16) was little she heard me say nonpareils and assumed I was talking about them & that the little ballies were named for them.

(Thank you for making this amotherable because I sooo wanted to post this but EVERYONE who knows us knows this about us)
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amother
Cantaloupe


 

Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 12:09 am
Fatoingled is sort of related to tangled, but emotionally. “I’m all fatoingled” can mean “I’m overwhelmed, all over the place, upset and anxious, etc.”
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doodlesmom




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 1:12 am
amother Burgundy wrote:
We have an empty space in our house that ciuld so have been made into a room, but we havent done it yet.

We called it the waiting room when we moved in cos its lit a waste of space.
Even my 3 yr old calls it that.

If you know me say hi!


Ha my moms house has a space called “the openarea”
Because it was that open nameless space.
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amother
Forsythia


 

Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 1:16 am
Omg my family has the most of these words lol
Bubicks- boogers
Ubicks- ear wax
Tubicks- dirt from between your toes
Nos- #1
Shmutz- #2
Bumpsee- passing gas lol
Poaching- when you pick food from the pan before we actually eat
Ashenpruch- when kids make a huge mess
Lekabeba- when a kid doesn’t know what they want we say do you want lekabeba lol
I can go on forever 😁😁
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amother
Honeysuckle


 

Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 1:20 am
My in laws call #2 “a tanny”

The rebbe told my in laws he’s heard every version, but this he couldn’t make heads and tails of….
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amother
Wallflower


 

Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 1:46 am
Growing up, a cloth diaper was a "ga ga." I used the term a few times after my first was born but dh asked me to please stop because it really bothered him. Some of my siblings still use it.

My oldest called his pacifier a "wowee" (pronounced woah - ee) and it stuck. That's what we call it for all of our kids.
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amother
Azure


 

Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 1:59 am
Pumf- fart (thanks to a Jamaican housekeeper eons ago)
Goober- mucus
Table trivet is named for the neighbor who gave me the first one I owned so it's "can someone please take out the Rifka Schwartz"
We speak not a word of yiddish, but hands will always be henties and head is always keppie
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amother
Jasmine


 

Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 4:17 am
We have so many in my family. It took my husband a good while to get used to everything 😆
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Debbie




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 4:52 am
When I was growing up my mum had a multi purpose kitchen implement which she referred to as her doofa...it will do for this and it will do for that!
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