Sunday, October 26, 2008

More From Guy's Phrase Dictionary


I recently wrote Making Up The Language, which was about words or phrases that families or individuals coin. I just thought of a few more terms that are used around our place:

Hoof Cookies, come from horse hooves with shoes. Mud, hay and crap gets packed in their hooves and sometimes comes out on its own and it looks like a round cookie in the shape of a horses hoof.

Poochie Lips, are what you get when you find a horse’s sweet spot usually above their shoulder. By rubbing or scratching this spot, most horses will extend their necks, twist their heads and pooch out their lips like they are going to drink from a straw. Then their lips start fluttering.

Wild Water, is what the family pet is drinking when they drink from a toilet.

6 Comments:

Blogger darev2005 said...

When our two dogs get those sudden bursts of energy and race around and leap and bark at each other until we throw them outside it's called the "Dog Rips". And when they throw down on the rug and scratch their backs and grunt and moan because it feels so good it's "Having a flounce". And one we stole from sniglets, when they yawn so big that it makes them squeak at the end of it, it's a "Pupsqeak". And one we stole from the name of a restaurant up north of here that we haven't even tried to eat at: when the dog chokes on something and makes a big cough like she's going to barf something up on the rug but doesn't it's called "Dohacks." And it just doesn't sound like an appetizing place to eat, even without that mental picture.

4:09 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Oh, and when a dog chews on itself it called snarffing.

6:05 AM  
Blogger MissKris said...

A classic in our family was the name given to my second-oldest brother. It took my mom almost 4 years to get pregnant with him so she let our oldest brother name him. He came up with "Ted Roland" after his favorite pancake restaurant that's probably been out of business for 50 years now. Ted has never forgiven him.

9:31 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Kris, It could have been worse, Jimmy Dean, Oscar Meyer, Ronald McDonald...

5:39 AM  
Blogger weese said...

We have some made up words as well..but just last night we were talking about our kids, each of whom has held onto an endearing (to us) mispronunciation from childhood.
Our highly education, professional daughter to this day says "fustrate" - and interstingly seems to use the word alot.
Our son - currently becoming somewhat well educated (he certainly can drink alot) still says "omy" instead of "only".
We will never correct them.

9:26 AM  
Blogger pril said...

We use "Crapeteria" and "Wizzorium" around here.

7:16 AM  

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