t seems universal that families develop their own languages over time. Often we hold on to our children's mispronunciations and those become part of our normal, daily lexicons. People on Twitter are sharing their weirdest, funniest, and sweetest odd words and phrases, and it's fabulous.
It all started when Twitter user Iva Cheung asked the Twitterverse a simple question.
Turns out, we all have weird words or phrases in our families. Some have evolved out of silly toddler-speak. Some seemingly come from thin air with no explanation.
If your family still speaks baby talk you're not alone.
In my family we still say “too-too” instead of thank you because a kid said that when he was little and it stuck. We have an adult Tony who still goes by Toto because of a 2-year-old’s pronunciation over a decade ago.
Sometimes a family's phrasing so perfectly captures the essence and meaning, better than the actual words ever could.
If you’ve had a baby then you understand the fear/dread/humor that fills a room when you hear something happen from the bottom end. “Bottom event” is excellent.
When eating chicken you have chicken bones left over. When eating pizza, pizza bones. Makes sense.
Although, some would argue (correctly) that the crust is too good to be discarded as bones. But “computorium” is perfect.
It's possible that the remote control is the most nicknamed object in all of our houses.
Several people responded with weird names for the remote. In our house it’s just the thingy.