Monday, August 04, 2008

Nick Names

Danelle's family has some fun nicknames:

There's an Asian market in Seattle called Uwajimaya. Danelle's family calls it "Hoochi-mama."

Danelle's uncle has diabetes. Her nephews couldn't pronounce it when they were little, so they called it "heebie-jeebies."

In Washington, lots of places (cities, rivers, mountains, etc) have Native American names. Puyallup (pronounced correctly: "Poo-yall-up') is often referred to at our house as "Pull-y'all-up"!

Does your family have favorite fun nick names?

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8 comments:

Maria said...

Funny story, but I've actually been to Puyallup. My uncle used to live there. LOL!

Goofball said...

eum...nope unfortunately we do not have nicknames at all

Loren said...

We call it pee-u allup but then we have nicknames for everything...

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Tonya said...

I actually grew up in Puyallup! What really annoys me is my coworker (from Oklahoma) who lives there now and pronounces it "Pee-allup." (And Washington is "Worshington" — gag me).

Tonya said...

HOWEVER! We do call Enumclaw "Enum-scratch", and Sumner is "Sum-manure". Tee hee.

Nikki said...

When my daughter was three, she was trying to say "Prince Phillip" (from Sleeping Beauty) and she kept calling him "Prince Pull-Up". So one day, we (my husband and I) started referring to him as "Prince Pull-up." She apparently hadn't realized what she had been calling him because she started laughing hysterically and said "No, he is not Prince Pull-up, he is Prince Big-Girl-Panties!"

We died laughing. And have never been able to refer to him as anything besides Prince Big Girl Panties since.

jennifer said...

OMG, we have nicknames for everything, we essentially speak in our own code language. Puyallup is "pooey-all-loop" (that is a holdover from a Puyallup Fair radio ad that I heard ~30 years ago where the fair organizers were making fun of the spelling). Cappuccino is "little cappy" and we're so used to referring to it that way that we've embarrassed ourselves by ordering "a little cappy" at the coffeeshop. Likewise, zucchini is "little zukey" and fettucine is "little fetty" and mozzarella is "molitzarra" (because my husband spelled it that way on a shopping list once). Our list goes on and on and ON, we don't even think about them anymore, we have just added those new words to our regular everyday lexicon.

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