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Monday, March 17, 2008

Fun Monday Mar 17





Our host for Fun Monday March 17 is;

Nikki @

http://anticsofacrazymom.typepad.com/


Here’s da rules;

1.) I don't know about you, but my family is great at creating strange words that only we know the meaning. Some were created when the kids were first learning to talk, others came about when our tongues were twisted and the word came out funny. Either way, the words stuck and we still use them in our daily conversations. What created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don't have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Do you and your significant other have a look that means "This party is boring, lets split" or do you have a look that your kids know means their butt is in serious trouble? Please share!! And a picture of the look would be very entertaining!

OR/AND

2.) In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!


Even with two topics to choose from this is proving to be a difficult assignment for me,
the normal mispronunciation of words like spaghetti as basgetti, the misconception that
contestants were receiving boats rather than votes, and my kids naming their grandmother
Nanny Failure because they were unable to pronounce the town of Nathalia where she
lived, I would dearly like to claim a gem like "Osteopornosis... a degenerates disease" alas
I am not able to.

As for green beer.... well the only times I have wandered away from the normal amber
coloured beer has been when I tried a mix of Guinness stout and beer and then tried a
German "Bock" beer, which was BLACK,neither of which I liked much so I've stuck to
amber ever since.

I hope you have a more productive time when you visit some other sites from Nikki's list.




17 comments:

Gattina said...

Whatever beer you drank, I wanted to read a story about you laying under a table because of too much !!

karisma said...

Well that was a short one for you Pete! Now I have to ask which beer do you prefer? Are you a Toohey's man or god forbid VB ARghhh!

Dave said...

No funny words in my family...

and unfortunately, no bad stories with green beer either!
I'm like you, I like amber beers though I have been known to have a diet beer(Guinness) once in a while.

-Ann said...

I had a rough time with this assignment too!

Rachel said...

"osteopornosis." That certainly sounds like a word you would come up with!!! LOL

ChrisB said...

Shame you cannot claim 'osteopornosis' as it's a good one!

swampy said...

I SO wish we had Tooey's Old here. I must admit, I've never had green beer...green pancakes, but no green beer.
Do you have Tooey's Old?

Ari_1965 said...

The beer to which they add green food coloring is usually the cheapest possible beer. I've always thought that time spent drinking cheap beer is time wasted, plus you have to visit the ladies room so often.

Karmyn R said...

I stick to the Amber beer too - that Guinness stout is just too thick looking for me.

Sayre said...

I LOVE Nanny Failure... heck, my granddaughter could call ME that - I'm not a very good grandma...

Junebug said...

We always just use the term g-ma for grandma around here.

Faye said...

Well you may be bad in the made up words and green beer categories but I LOVED your Australian etiquette tips--too many favorites to mention but the appropriate wedding attire for men sticks with me. . .

Cliff said...

No green beer stories yet Peter but St Paddy's day isn't over yet. It's only 6 pm.

Heather said...

So few green beer drinkers - you're not missing much!

Alison said...

I like the Nanny Failure...I hope she was a nice Nanny!!!

Walker said...

I have had my share of green beer but I noticed after my body figured it out and when it exited it was the color it is supposed to be and not green

Pamela said...

I was stumped, too. And yet, after reading many of the entries, I started remembering the silly words that came and went with the years.

I bet you've remembered some already.