In yesterday's post, I started to refer to something as a "chillbuster," but then figured most of you probably wouldn't really know what I meant by that. "Chillbuster" is a word I added to my vocabulary when I met Mr. Daddy. See, he's the youngest of six kids and they developed a lingo which I've since adopted.
To give you a little background, when I met Mr. Daddy it was some months before I met some of his siblings and it wasn't until the wedding that I met all of them. I knew their names, of course, but it took me ages to learn their order by age because for some reason their actual birth order just didn't seem right.
THEN I had to learn their nicknames. They all had one, and it usually referenced some physical trait, usually disparagingly. First there was Schnoz (big nose), Chuck (short for chuckhole because he had a depression in the middle of his chest between his pectoral muscles), Flip or Gump Girl (Flip because she had big feet as a teenager and Gump Girl because she got kind of tall and lanky and awkward as a teen), Ratboy (because he has kind of a thin face and because of a certain facial expression he used to make) and Biggz (Mr. Daddy, because he has a large head).
I have to say that I find the "language" that they created quite useful and have fully adapted it into my own speech and now even into our kids'. Here's a rundown:
Chillbuster: If something is beyond cheesy and complete cringe-inducing (i.e., someone dancing very embarrassingly, the thing I get called out on most often!)
Jakey: something very tacky or trashy looking (for example, when Mr. Daddy wanted to put up a temporary dog pen at our house, I was very concerned that it would look "jakey."
A Grit: a redneck or, since Mr. Daddy and his family hailed from West Virginia, a hillbilly.
Squid Squeezin's: what they renamed a jar of candy at his Mamaw's house and which is now our standard answer when the kids ask what's for dinner.
UPDATED TO ADD: Fruit Loop Frenzy: Once when they were living in Detroit, one of his siblings walked down to the store in the snow to buy some Fruit Loops. When he got back he left them in the kitchen and went to do something and while he was gone, other sibilings ate ALL the Fruit Loops. When he got back he went into a rage, which his siblings called the Fruit Loop Frenzy. It is now used to describe any type of tantrum or fit.
I'm sure there are more, but those are all I can think of. Did you inherit any sayings from your spouse? Did they inherit any from your family? Share!
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