What's for duff?
May 15, 2008 1:59pm CST
When I was growing up my family used to always ask mom what's for duff, meaning what is for dessert? I hadn't heard the term again for 20 years until one day hubby said What's for duff? I was a little shocked. I was working on yet another day when my coworker mentioned duff. I figure it must be an Old English expression as we all have European ancestors. Is there any strange sayings that you thought only your family used and yet it was more widespread? What is your expression?
• United States
22 May 08
Imagine not hearing it for twenty years and then hearing it twice close together like that.. I grew up in New England, usa, and there's a few words I never hear except when I go home.. Like "gomey" if someone is gomey, they're clumsy.. or you would say "isn't that baby cunnin'" meaning they're cute.. that's all I can think of now, but I'm sure there's more!