What Is The Meaning Of This?
It’s common for families to speak their own special languages. Quotes from favourite movies, mispronounced words from childhood and even song quotes can all find their way into the mix of the “family vernacular”.
1079 Life is a family too and KitandPete from Breakfast are getting your help to build a dictionary of the words we don’t have yet. We call it What is the Meaning of This?. Since September last year you’ve come up with some quality words! In case you need a refresher – or you’re new to the family – here are some of the words we use.
Words on Wednesday with KitandPete
The property of underwear to seem firm and supportive at first but then to become loose and floppy as it warms up?
Sharon Cricelli suggested: Flundies
The drool you get when you’re sleeping.
Pete Cutts: Dreep
The point at which the milk is off. Or maybe not.
April Boucher: Rilsky
A shopping trolley with at least one dodgy wheel.
Job Samuel: ‘Fraudcasters’ (since those wheels are called ‘casters’)
Tthe acoustic properties of a mosquito that make it impossible to locate it by sound.
Russell Flower: Ventrillokill.
When you change or make up the lyrics of a song so you can sing along at the top of your lungs.
Lorraine Mckay: Blathersing
That thing you do to maintain a healthy mental state.
Che Michael: Braintenance – maintenance of the brain
A sneeze that has been suppressed and doesn’t sound like a sneeze.
Pete Cutts: Snizz
The smell inside your car after collecting takeaway the night before.
When you see something so cute you just want to squeeze / eat / pinch it???
Jess, Mark, Daniel and Eli: Explovable
Juzz: Liebeshmotz (love in german, przemoc, violence in polish)
The post meal bloatedness from over indulgence, particularly a Christmas lunch.
Jeff from Balhanah: Stug (because that’s how it feels and also, it can be spelled backwards)
The items on your to-do list that you didn’t do, that you never really expected you would get done.
Lorraine McKay: Re-listable
The effect of time as it randomly changes so that you will never get there when you plan to, at the time you plan, no matter how well planned your plan is.
April Boucher; Extenduated time But revised when Dave Elliot suggested “Phantime”
The gunk left of plates and especially pots, after they have been washed.
Julie and Paula: Gudge
Weather that is nondescript, average and so bland it negates discussion. Boring weather.
Eden Monotilla Webber: Shellfusher
When beautiful looking fruit turns out to be awful. You bite in and it’s… What is the word for deceitful fruit?
Jeff Lang: Fru-dulent
Badly done nail polish, possibly rushed or done on a crowded bus..
Anita: Massicure (a massacred manicure)
The painful site of a bit lip that you keep re biting.
Paula Rudiger : Malouch (It is in your mouth and you go ouch when you do it.)
An over exuberant praise that turns out to be ill advised.
ie: I’m sure your passport photo isn’t that bad… Oooh dear, okay, it’s bad.
The scary excited feeling when the bottom drops out of your stomach and your stomach nearly drops out of your bottom!
Those tv shows your parents never let you watch – but all your friends watch them.
Juz Shacklady: Tel-aversion.”Tel-avert your eyes, child!”
The phenomenon of not being able to find something when you are looking for it, but being able to find nothing else when you don’t want said item.
Jon McKay: Obviolivios.
A sponge, towel or cloth that is too dry or too oily to actually absorb liquid.
Andrew Walter: H2no
The confusion when you usher the other person through the door and they say “no you”, “no after you” etc until you both go and walk into each.
What do you call the stuff on the side of the road that’s for giveaway?
Lorraine Mckay: Kerbalism?
An injury caused whilst preparing food. So the rise of Avo-hands, a pot burn, all earned whilst preparing to feed others, what do we call these?
James Kuhn: Culinjury
And closely associated from Steph Field is a snaccident – any accident involving a snack
That feeling / belief all parents get that their child is 100% more special than any other child?
Leah Radlett: Pedestopia. They are on a pedestal above everyone else
A bad hair cut, or morning hair that refuses to be tamed.
Cowsy Holstein: Hairicane
14/06/2017 / Kit Densley