Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A to Z Challenge—S.K.-isms! Y is for . . .



Y is for You-isms. Stands for your own set of isms. Example:

My whole A to Z is about S.K.-isms. Well except for the few I didn’t come up with, but whatever! (Full disclosure is at bottom of each post.) I like them. I enjoy having some words that only a small group of people know is so me. One of my things, is to use “thing” & “thingy,” and I know many people do this, but I totally got it from my Mom. She can say something like: pass me the small thing that’s on top of the other thing, next to that thingy over on that back thing. And you know what? I get it. I know exactly what’s she’s asking for. My inner circle (yes, my mom is in there) know my isms and I know theirs. So, I thought I’d ask you for yours. What are some of your isms? As of now I’ve given you 25 of mine, so don’t be shy: share! (please?) :D


*Not S.K.’s original. I thought it was, like many of these, but turns out I’m not the only genius around here. O_0


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  1. Yup, "thingie" is a big one for me too, along with whatshisname and whatsit. Funny post! :)

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  2. I didn't create it, but I used to l used to love saying - whatchamacallit. I don't know if I spelled it right or not, but it used to be a candybar too, yum.

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    1. Oh that's a classic. I love it: whatchamacallit! :P

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  3. I loved your you-isms. Many made me laugh.

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    1. I really hope the others didn't make you cry. And if they did, I hope they were good tears. :P

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  4. Awesome. One of our things is: The guy in the shirt.
    When you ask small, medium or large, the answer is always "yes."
    And of course, the default answer is always cheese. I mean, how can you go wrong with cheese?

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. You can NEVER go wrong with cheese . . . sigh . . . I want some right now!

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  5. Hmmm...I have a few random phrases I use quite often, and me and my husband use movie quotes in the course of our daily lives all the time (but usually in really random situations that only make sense to us and make other people stare at us funny). As for you-isms, though...I think the only main thing is that I do tend to add -ish to the end of many words, like you!

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    1. Movie quotes! Awesome "thing" to have with your hubby! :D

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  6. Thingamajig and whatchamacolit, count right?
    other than that...no idea. but I like my son's science teacher's Gnerk (combining Geek and Nerd) It's so frakkin' cool!

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

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    1. Another classic "thingamajig"! I love it so! :D

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  7. I definitely use thing. Occasionally I'll forget a word and just put "thing" there in place of it. I don't even notice the stranger parts of my vocabulary any more, so I'm not sure what my me-isms are.

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    1. "Thing" is just one of those all-purpose words I'm glad exists. ;)

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  8. Iffy is big in my vocabulary. As in, this book is iffy!

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    1. Iffy! I haven't used that one in a while but it is part of my vocabulary as well. :)

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  9. I didn't exactly make up "pish-posh", but I might have been the first to turn it into a verb: He pish-poshed my choice of schools.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ha! Love the verb-turned "pish-posh" :D

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  10. I use the word thingy a lot too. I also tend to call everything crap and another four letter word, but I'm not saying it because I think something is crap, it's just the same as calling something a thingy to me. At the day job, it really riled up the deliver guy when I called the products he delivers crap. So funny. >8D

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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    1. LOL thingy, crap, and that other four-letter word . . . ALL great choices!

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  11. There are lots of expressions which I use constantly, and I use "-wise" as a suffix quite often. I'd probably be able to list dozens more if I had several hours to think about it. :)

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    1. You've had MANY hours to think about it so . . . where are the other ones? lol I like your suffix, I might have to work on adding it to my isms now. ;)

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  12. #backhaving :D Enjoyed your post can't believe tomorrow is the last one.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. #Backhaving is for sure yours! I remember. I was there when you said it.
      Well, virtual me in the email thingamajiggy was there and so . . . okay, I'm not sure where this is going. But yes!

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  13. "Wotsit called, that wotsit?" A bit of dementia showing here, I think, but I'm always saying this.

    Katherine - we're almost there. Great CELEBRATIONS tomorrow. Yeah ... yeah!
    See you soon.

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    1. Fanny, I think we ALL have that bit of dementia . . . you're not the only special case around here. lol

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  14. Great set of -isms...
    I like using thingiemajiggie... and a few others which I can't remember now...

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    1. Ahhh but that's a good one. The other ones can surely be replaced by thingiemajiggie anyway. ;)

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  15. you've done a stinking awesome job with these fun sk-isms!
    i love creative new words! but with my hectic day, can't think of any at the moment... kids yammering at me!

    only one day to go!

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    1. Yeah, many of these were created with the kids jumping on me, which might explain a lot actually . . . lol

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  16. haha I talk with my Mom tha same how you know spanish I say her P.E
    Pasame esa cosa mami y ella sabe que es. Y mis mellizos tambien entienden mi lenguaje! funny!
    Oh whe we are abo9red with someones we say "EStoy hasta aqui de esto" haha1 good you can read me in spanish and english lol

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    1. "Cosa" is definitely used in Spanish for me as well. Los mellizos mios van a ser entrenados para enterderme tambien. :D

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  17. Today my computers is terrible not commas and others letters sorry!!

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  18. I call the tv remote the clicker-do-flicker, and my girls get it. :)

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  19. I couldn't think of any I use (I'm really tired) so I asked my husband. He said I'm the only person he's ever heard refer to things as humongo. It's in the urban dictionary so I know I didn't make it up.

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