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Made-up words and phrases

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‘Bubble-water’ is a ‘home-grown’ or made-up phrase I use to describe seltzer or sparkling water.

I started using this term when munchkin was around 2 or 3 yrs old as I needed a way to differentiate between that and regular water. Surprisingly, the term has now become normal in our house because, well, we all know what it means!

Recently, however, I caught myself using our ‘homegrown’ phrase in the real world and was quite amazed the recipient of my ‘word spill’  understood what I meant and didn’t need me to clarify. Seems we weren’t that odd after all!

So, in light of my recent mishap, what ‘homegrown’ or made-up word did you use in conversation outside your home that made things awkward or amusing? Excited to hear all about it!

Thanks as always for stopping by.



Contents compiled: September 1 2016
Originally published: September 13 2016
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