Monday, October 29, 2007

Family Folklore

When you meet enough people on your travels in life you begin to realize each person has something unique about them. Every family has some quirk. Not a good thing or a bad thing, just something that defines their family. Much of it revolves around a shared language. Here are some samples:
Brothers and sisters are called “siblings.”
Nieces and nephews are called “niblings.”

A former husband that you liked is referred to as the “was-band.”

A person who sleeps in too late will be called “a waste of pancakes.”

“Moo-cus” is the mucus build-up after consuming dairy products.

“Schnibles” are the ends of meat that cook first during a barbeque.

“Bufferello” describes a woman who is large on top with tiny legs.

A child who is exploring or in the middle of an adventure can be called a “GooGaNaut.”

When your brain is in a quagmire it can also be known to suffer from “noodlemire.”
What is some of your family folklore?

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