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Post Thu, Jan 19 2023, 3:47 pm
Mimi for pacifier probably from tzumi at some point

Electesitery for electricity when my son wanted to know who invented it
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Post Thu, Mar 16 2023, 3:30 am
English3 wrote:
Yep we also called it zishes! Hello Londoner!

Us too!
His store is still called Zishes even though its called Domestic stores.
Hey Londener!
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Post Mon, Apr 10 2023, 7:05 am
Chobble: gobble, but even more so. (pronounced with a ches). "Whoa, stop chobbling, you're gonna choke!"

Labalah: the ribbed tank undershirts

And yes, growing up we called #2 eh eh as well. My DD has named it ewwy, tho, so in our immediate family that's what it's called now. She's also named cucumbers as kookoocumbers, rectangles are reckintangles, and PJs are pajeedays. I feel like little kids might be the biggest innovators of unique family words.
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Post Mon, Apr 10 2023, 7:20 am
Once when my husband was cutting up a mango , one of my kids asked what it is. They were going thru the marvelous middos stage at the time so he said it's wookie jookie plant. And so mango officially became "wookie jookie".
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Post Mon, Apr 10 2023, 7:23 am
We call dishcloths “peefs”, because Israeli DH once picked one up, sniffed it, and said “peef” in disgust. DD1, who was a toddler at the time, thought that was what it’s called 😆
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Post Mon, Apr 10 2023, 7:24 am
We also have a Wookie jookie but it’s the toy that repeats what you say
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Post Sun, Jun 25 2023, 4:44 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!

I always thought zishers was the real name!!!

Grounding - when you are waking up and still groggy we say im still grounding.
ATPL- al tivtach peh lesoton ( said as intials)
Red meat - cold cuts.
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Post Sun, Jun 25 2023, 5:36 pm
pookie- passing gas
prutons- crutons
becata cheese- cottage cheese
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Post Sun, Jun 25 2023, 5:41 pm
fabunjevit - when they wake up and their still totally out of it
penjanut - kids jail ( this was the threat my aunts & uncles always used to threaten me with, if you don't behave you'll have to go to PENJANUT, it was a very serious fear. When driving on the highway I used to imagine the salt silos on the side of the road as being this scary place LOL LOL )
"Yankel" as an adjective - I dunno how this came to be but its possible a brother of mine knew a yankel like this. Basically used to describe any geeky, chanyuky type of guy, he's such a "yankel"
Orech (in hebrew it literally means a guest) but we use it to describe somebody overstaying their stay or not knowing their proper place, "He's such a oirech"
If anybody knows these then we must be related Hi
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