Do you have any goofy sayings? You know, the ones passed down from family member to family member? Maybe, you made them up in grade school. Maybe, they are something you only say to your dog. Maybe, they are some really chopped up version of what a word should actually be.
I have several in my world:
-I call my dog and almost anything I adore Bup-pa.
-My oldest, bestest friend and I always say "Surely...but the time we're _________(50, well, employed, full, rich...)"
-If I love you, I will at some point tell you "I'd cry if you died"
-I say HubbaBaLou (rather than Hullabaloo)
-"I'll put a pin in that" is a recent addition (thanks, Barb)
-And probably a dozen other things that only those who are closest to me or who have listened to me talk for any extended period of time would have some input on
Today, however, I heard a new one; one I love and am totally going to steal. It made it's debut while I was on the phone with my friend Marcella.
Marcella: How are you feeling?
Me: Really good. You know. I am not 100% (more like 75%), but I have been getting out...got my hair done, haven't been napping, been visiting with friends. It's amazing. I think I'm getting better.
Marcella: Oooooh... I'm squeezing my butt cheeks for you.
Translation? Apparently, in Marcella speak, "squeezing your butt cheeks" is the equivalent of knocking on wood ....which is another funny expression people say when they don't want to jinx something.
Squeeze away, Marcella. Squeeze away.
What you talkin' about Willis?
Altered Today: Silly sayings, Knockin' on Everything.