It’s that time again! Lunchtime poll time! We’re officially halfway through the work week? Who’s excited? I can’t believe how fast this month is going. Is anyone ready for the holidays? I am not. Speaking of, my sister wrote on my facebook yesterday that we need to plan our Christmas day feast. I wrote back: “Did you want to make a roast beast?” Yes, you read that right. Roast Beast. As in “and the Grinch himself even carved the roast beast.” In my family we’re big fans of both appropriating words from children’s books and movies, or either just making up our own words that we use. Roast beast, in case you haven’t figured it out, is just roast beef. Another favorite is “sniggling.” The dictionary definition has to do with fishing for eels. Growing up it was the word my mom used when we were avoiding going to bed. As in “Mooommm I need a drink of water!” “No you don’t. You’re just sniggling. Get to bed.” As grown ups it’s evolved to represent procrastination, usually with regards to work.
So, tell us readers, what are your made-up family words. And where did they come from, if you know?