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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fun Monday~ Made Up Words



Nikki is the brave soul hosting this week's Fun Monday - St. Patrick's Day edition.

Here's the deal:

1.) I don't know about you, but my family is great at creating strange words that only we know the meaning. Some were created when the kids were first learning to talk, others came about when our tongues were twisted and the word came out funny. Either way, the words stuck and we still use them in our daily conversations. What created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don't have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Do you and your significant other have a look that means "This party is boring, lets split" or do you have a look that your kids know means their butt is in serious trouble? Please share!! And a picture of the look would be very entertaining!
OR/AND
2.) In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!


Well, I have never had green beer, so I'll have to skip that part! So I'll tell you our fmailie's number one made up word..."GooGawtch!" followed by a fake spit.

Yeah, let me explain. When The Squirt was about two years old, he got really mad one day and yelled "GooGawtch!!!" and promptly spit at me, which in turn was followed by a quick smack on his butt with a warning to never EVER spit again! We tried to figure out where that word came from...what was he really trying to say? "Good Gosh!"? No...it had to be something much worse to be screamed and followed by the disgusting spit. About two years have passed and he still exclaims that mystery word whenever he gets really pissed off. For two years, it's true meaning and origin has remained a mystery, but we all find ourselves saying it (minus the spit).

Whatever it really means in his little mind, it must be bad. The worst. So whenever he spouts out some other naughty word, we ignore it and tell him, "Whatever, just don't you dare say "GooGawtch!". Of course, that makes him immediately say it, thus forgetting about whatever cuss word he just pitched at us (I kick your ass is his current favorite...I told him I made soap today and he said, "What??? Soap???? I kick your ass!").

Ah, 3-almost 4 year olds- always entertaining!

I have to throw some in from my oldest son. He had many funny words when he was little, but one that sticks with him to this day is "cinsappeared" instead of "disappeared". We all still say it now and then. Then there were Dr. Peppy, Peetarts and the all time classic - "Red stuff in a cup". I know it's not a "word", but it was what he called Koolaid. Go figure!

25 comments:

Pamela said...

oh how this makes me wish I'd written all the funny words down over the years.

ChrisB said...

Are you getting the evil eye in that photo! Kids say the funniest things!

karisma said...

Wll, he sure "looks" like he has attitude! I wonder what he will come up with next?

-Ann said...

Great story, even better picture. I love that little face.

Laura said...

We say "flipper switcher" for the remote. ;)

And I don't think anyone would mess with your son when he's in that mood! LOL!

Sayre said...

GooGwatch? Could be the new Michael Efkin... (See Min at MamaDrama for explanation...).

The look in that picture... VERY close to the Mommy Glare - but not quite it.

SwampAngel65 said...

Oh No...youre' right Sayre...my Squirt had the Mommy Glare! Oh NOoooooo!!!!!!!!!

IamwhoIam said...

The glare is something if it weren't for the binky. The story of GooGwatch and spit reminders my of an old Gypsy curse. Maybe he is King of the Travelers reincardinated

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Out of the mouths of babes eh?

nikki said...

Aaron let loose his first swear word on Saturday "Awww, damn-it!" GooGwatch?!?! Great word!

Thanks for playing!

Queenie said...

GooGwatch does sound pretty scary. LOL! We use tons of weird words. Clusterfuck, thingymajigger, and my all time favorite doomaflatchie.

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Tiggerlane said...

That face is scaring me! Even with the binky! I sincerely hope that "peetarts" are spit-free pop tarts.

Jettie said...

Well my kids have never uttered a bad word at all nope never!!
ugggg you got that right....yeah never.....

Karmyn R said...

I'm giggling over that photo - his look is just telling me "googawtch"

Junebug said...

Ah nice look from your little one! My son now 22 gives me that look if I try to take a picture of him! Hee hee.

Heather said...

Love the red stuff in a cup. My kids call American cheese "Floppy cheese."

janet said...

kids!

this reminded me of distappeared... which is what my language-mangling youngest son said (among a zillion others).

good ones!

lisa marie said...

Oh you just made me remember that my mom was telling me there were some pi-- ants step on them and I repeated there's some step ants pi-- on them. Oh the words that tumble from kids' mouths. :)

He looks very mad in that photo, hope you wore your spitshield. :)

Faye said...

Yes, the older I get the more often my car keys cinappears. Kids say the darndest things even if we don't know what it is.

Hootin' Anni said...

cute, cute, cute...and great reverse psychology there, parents!! High 5

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Alison said...

great word and great picture!! My son gets that look all the time!!

Southern Doll said...

Ahhhh, kids are so funny! These are great!

my4kids said...

With the look in his eye in that picture I can soo see him saying "I kick your ass"!

Jo Beaufoix said...

'GooGawtch' is hilarous. I wonder if you'll ever get the full translation, hee hee.

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