Do you give things silly names?

 something nice to eat - What would you call it
@weemam (13377)
February 8, 2007 11:16am CST
I was chatting with my youngest granddaughter ( she is 12) and we were laughing about the names her dad ( my son) used to call things, One of the daft names was toose, he couldn't say soup . well to this day my hubby wil ask me if I am going to make a pot of toose, There are so many things in our house have daft names, but then we all are a wee bit daft in our home lol
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
8 Feb 07
This will give you an idea of how silly I was when I was younger (come to think of it, I still am! lol). My dad would make this concoction for dinner that he called "Tamale Jazz". It was one of those dishes where you had to look and make sure the kitchen sink didn't get put in the mixture too. Every time I would try to say it, it came out "molly tajazz". It just kinda stuck, and we call it that to this very day.
@weemam (13377)
8 Feb 07
so what you are trying to say that we are all mad together lol xx
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Yep! Most definitely! LOL
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 07
Lol the only one we ever had was, my Daughter used to call a Deep Fatfryer an Deppflatflyer and she did up to the Age of 5, she is now 19 and I still laugh with her over it,lol.
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@weemam (13377)
11 Feb 07
lol I like that one too xx
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
Hi Weemam, yes it is funny isn't it that we call all different names what we want to call them I have some in my family to as my father when I was young used to call mashed potatoes apple pound doubty and so from then on I would say what's for dinner dad and this is what he would say. So there must of been a wee bit of daft in my home as well.
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@weemam (13377)
8 Feb 07
Maybe thats the reason we have become such good friends lol xx
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 07
When I was achild my mum told me I used to call a pencil a deedaw. I used to call my dad's mum, my grandmother, graggy! She was highly amused at the time, mum said she told me not to call her that, but graggy, or grandmother said leave him he's ok! Whenever our dog we had wanted to go outside I used to say Bimbo wants to go gilly-gilly, where I got that name from I do not know! Talk about silly!
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@weemam (13377)
8 Feb 07
Lol I think you must be a relative of mine pmsl xx
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My son used to call soup; poop. To this day I tease him about that. spaghetti is scetti. Mashed potatoes are smashed tators. Blanket is Blankie. Pillow is peeyo. My sons name is mikey Drew. I have a friend I call Joshie poo. Yeah guess we do have pets names for things and people.
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@weemam (13377)
8 Feb 07
good to know there are other mad familys too lol xx
@COLLIS2 (479)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Definitely. It's good to give things silly names since it bonds people together socially when this is done, like an inside joke. Also, it becomes an easy way to remember what is being said or what is talked about.
• United States
8 Feb 07
The only thing that comes to mind is samich,sgetti and flutterby, translated sandwich, spaghetti and butterfly
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8 Feb 07
My kids used to call their nans wig a "hair hat" My dad always called the toilet "The elephant house". I don't know why because I never found one in there. Also, if anyone broke wind he would say "Who's popped off", this still makes me chuckle. On a ruder note though, if my partner decides to walk around in the altogether, I will politely ask him to put away "his Kubla Khans". I don't know where this saying came from. lol
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11 Feb 07
Haha yes I used to call things funny names when I was younger. I used to call spiders spys lol. WE have stupid names for other stuff too like we call the tv remote the presser and the stairs the dancers lol. Might be an english thing.
@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
11 Feb 07
lol thats cute. My son for some reason calls cheese slices 'gooey gizors' ???????? I have no idea where he got it from but thats what we call it too now lol. We have many more also so dont worry your not alone ;) lol