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Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Language

When I was a kid, we called flip-flops thongs. I still do, which makes some people look at me oddly. Also, we had hiking boots that we called waffle-stompers. I still call them that on occasion, because frankly, it’s really fun to say. Try it. Waffle-stomper. Do you have odd language from childhood? Or from other localities? Like my mom says Parmesian instead of Paremsan. She says warsh and squarsh and she goes around conners. I used to say warsh and squarsh until I got old enough to realize there were no r’s in either. I also stopped saying Parmesian. Though it is also fun to say.

Thank you all for the music suggestions. Some of them I already have, but I am going dig into the rest and try them out. You’re awesome!! I will list out specifics soon.

Voodoo dog is much better. I’ve taken him off medicine. I’m keeping him in the house while I’m at work so he and his brother don’t go romping around in the snow and damage himself more.

2 comments to “Language”

  1. Tine
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     · January 17th, 2013 at 11:49 pm · Link

    Is your mom from Maine? I became Tiner the whole time I went to high school while we lived in East Millinocket, Maine.



  2. Leslie
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     · January 18th, 2013 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Despite living in the Northwest my entire life, I’ve managed to pick up quite a few Southern expressions. I attended youth group at a Baptist church for awhile when I was in high school and we had two preachers in succession from Mississippi both with daughters in my class, and a youth group leader from Texas. To this day, I still say y’all, fixin’, and pronounce Mississippi without the middle syllable. And I’ve failed to absorb several Montanaisms, even though I’ve lived here for almost 22 years. Isn’t language funny? I still have to remind myself that thongs are now called flip-flops, too. 🙂

    Glad Voodoo dog is feeling better!



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