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Old 05-16-2004, 07:54 PM
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Funny names for normal things

Do you have funny names for normal things? Maybe an inside joke or funny story behind something...?

For instance, my grandfather-still going strong at 84- calls tapioca pudding "fish eyes". Ever since I was a little kid, I could no longer eat it without thinking that it looks like eyes.
He also calls the cereal crumbs at the bottom of the bag "sawdust".

According to my mil, a magnifying glass is "Fred's eye". She evidently had an uncle that couldn't see without using a mag. glass, therefore his eye.
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Old 05-16-2004, 09:32 PM
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One of my uncle's always called the skin on fried chicken - bark.
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Old 05-17-2004, 05:56 AM
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Just thought of another one courtesy of dd#1. Piggies (this little piggy went to market...) are now and forevermore called "pibbies"
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Old 05-27-2004, 01:17 AM
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My mum used to ask me to get the 'chopper' when she was preparing dinner. She was after the big chopping knife.

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Old 05-27-2004, 01:25 AM
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ANYTHING you can't remember a name for!

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Old 06-12-2004, 12:47 PM
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To add on to those of autumnmum's, both of which I always have used, is, "doo-hickey".

BTW~~she got them from me, 'cause I'm her mom!! LOL!

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Old 08-06-2009, 11:16 PM
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I love fish eyes, they are yummy!

I call schnitzels of any meat schnitzel grubins, don't know why but felt the need to tell the kids don't go to a restaurant and order grubins cause as far as I know they don't exist.

Boys fart, girls do puff puff (I said so) cause we are more dignified LOL

That's our house in jokes on names.

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:25 AM
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Here, we say "tooted".
We also say thingy, thing a ma jig, whatchamacallit and hickey.
I'll add more if I can think of any, as I'm sure now that I'm thinking about it, I'll come up with them.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:38 AM
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My dad always called tapioca fish eyes.

We also use thing-a--ma-jig and whatcha-ma-call-it. Also doo-hickey.

A coward is a wuss.

A magnifying glass is a third eye.

We say tooted here too.

Greens are foods like collards, beet tops, etc or can mean salad greens like head lettuce, romaine, etc.

A cigerette is a cancer stick. People who smoke are putting nails in their coffin.

I may think of more.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:22 PM
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A cigarette is a coffin nail here to.
The dog as a treat has a cat food sachet (fish) we call those sachets a squishy as you have to squish the food out of the packet. Go give the do a squishy!

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