(Closed) My slang, weird or normal

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Weird or Normal?
    Weird : (42 votes)
    47 %
    Normal : (41 votes)
    46 %
    Other : (7 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 1994

    Not weird I have heard and said both of them.


    Post # 4
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I haven’t heard the one about a dog’s age, but have heard “hokum” before.

    Post # 5
    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Slang varies so though I’ve never heard of the two phrases you used, I don’t think it’s weird. Just tell them you’re educating them since clearly they’re out of the loop. 

    Post # 6
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I haven’t heard the terms, but I don’t find it particularly weird! Lord knows I just make up half my slang.

    Post # 7
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @ScottishMrs:  I use lots of British slang because my father is English so I grew up with it. Half the stuff I say people wonder what I’m on about.

    Post # 9
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Apparently “little pitchers have big ears” is not as normal as I thought it was.  Anyone?

    Post # 11
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @ScottishMrs:  I’ve heard and used them but maybe I’m no help since I’m 43…feeling old now! lol

    The dog’s age one is pretty basic…a dog’s life is 7-15 years so it means you haven’t done that in a while….and I’ve heard the little pitchers one too.

    Most people don’t understand the origin of half the words they use…even swear words. Ship High In Transport meant make sure any manure being shipped is not in the bottom of the boat because if it gets wet the boat will sink…now it just means manure basically.

    and Formication Under Consent of the King meant you had the King’s approval to have sex with that person thus the meaning today.

    A bit of topic but I do love language and how it has developed! lol

    Post # 13
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted normal since they are sayings that I have heard before. But I might tease you too (in a fun way) simply because they aren’t sayings you hear very often… and they are things I would hear from older people. (I’m 24 by the way)

    Post # 14
    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ScottishMrs:  hey am I assuming correctly that you are Scottish?  I’m Scottish too and am frequently told by English people that I’m making up words.  Scots language I full of cast offs from Gaelic and Pictish as well as olde English and I have heard both of those phrases you used.  If anyone ever says anything again about your language just remind them it was us Scots that invented a great deal of everyday items that they now use, so you’ll use whatever language you like.  Then call them a wee bizum. 

    Post # 15
    1123 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I havent heard either one but we each have our own way of speaking that differs from person to person. I’ll say shoot fire on occassion and just random things. I never swear so I may say “What the duck?” if I’m drinking. If I’m sober it’s usually “what in the world” we all have our own unique was of doing things and speaking is one of them.

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