Post # 1
I’ve been a lurker for a while, and just recently signed up. You ladies always have such great advice and insights for each other, and I wanted to ask for some input.
This is hard to explain, but the fiance and I have this silly habit between us where we make up super silly versions of common words, or silly words to describe something that’s hard to describe. This happens a lot. And then we use the silly versions all the time once they’ve “stuck.” Like he calls any pasta “s’gettis”, even if it’s not spaghetti. When someone is really agitated, hyper, etc., we say that person or animal is “bushy”, because when our 2 cats get agitated while playing, their tails get really fluffy and bushy. An event or action can also be “bushy” if it inspires or involves hyper/agitated behavior. Also various animals almost exclusively go by different words: turkeys are “gobblers”, sheep and goats are “bleaters”, etc… Hard to explain and kind of awkward!
Anyway, his silliness is one of my favorite things about him, but sometimes I worry that we’re just really weird. So… are we?? He’s an engineer, and super smart, but he and his brother have had silly words they use with each other for ever, so I think it’s a strong habit of his now. Can anyone else relate? We don’t talk this way when other people are listening, but rarely when he does, I give him a stern look. Are we embarrassing? I’ve never heard anyone else talk like that with each other…
Post # 3
@Taeyers: This makes me laugh. No I don’t think you are weird at all. We totally have strange habits, phrases, etc that we share. It’s fun. I actually just sang “Yo ho, Yo ho, a pirate’s life for me” on the phone to my guy. No idea where it came from, but we got a good laugh about it. I say roll with it and keep laughing!
Post # 4
My SO and I are the exact same way! We do this thing where we shorten all multisyllable words so it can sound sort of like we’re speaking some kind of code.
For example, I just asked him for some “chick nood no wat” (meaning that I would like some chicken noodle soup with no water).
We also quote Saved By The Bell and South Park ad nauseaum.
Just today at work, I told someone that I needed a “ten blake” (a 10 minute break). They gave me a funny look. Whoops.
Post # 5
Oh! And we also call each other “weenis” as a term of endearment. Apparantly this started with his sister when they were kids and learning how to talk. The entire family calls each other this and it’s nice to be included…although the few times my girlfriends have heard him tell me, “I love you, weenis!” it tends to be a little…awkward. lol
Post # 6
Yeah we do weird shit all the time. It’s us, who cares. We have this one thing when one of us is annoyed or upset we say, ” dance with me”, and we’ll break out in the weirdest dance, kind of like dirty dancing, not as dirty, and way more stupid. That’s just one of the million stupid shit we do.
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@Cash000: That sounds hilarious, I got a great mental image!
@ThreeMeers: Thank you for the extra resources!
It’s so nice to hear we’re not the only quirky couple out there. If I had it my way, everyone’s quirkiness would be all out in the open. That way we could all have a laugh with each other and no one would have to feel like a nut!
Post # 9
I always find it funny how couples interact when no one is looking.
My Darling Husband and I are very goofy when we are alone. Another favorite thing for us is to have entire conversations using only movie and tv quotes. No one would get it…but we do.
Post # 10
If you guys are weird, then so are me and my Darling Husband. We have these things about pink and purple elephants. He’s pink. I’m purple. We chase each around with nerf guns. We talk in our own language. I call him Turtle Butt. He calls me Bunny Tail. We are true weirdos.
Post # 11
Yup! We have weird names for each other. I call him Honeybunches of Oats, and I’m his Snugglebunny.
Sometimes we will walk down the street, walking and snapping in rhythm to a showtune we are humming. Weird. Yes.
Post # 12
Growing up, my brother and I always made up ditry or silly names for things, like if wekneed nails we go to Blow’s or Home Despot, for groceries it’s giant fecal (instead of giant eagle). FH and I do the same thing.
Post # 13
I don’t think I could marry someone that DIDN”T act like a total nut with me! It’s one of the most fun parts of our relationship! We pluralize everything. i’m going to sleeps, i’m tireds, i’m hongrys, (yes o not a u), etc… We love it
Post # 14
My SO and I refer to embarassing someone as “Kabooming” them (when we were younger, we would drive by passerby together and yell “KABOOM” out the window at them… Don’t ask why…). We have a couple of Family Guy quotes we consistently use in everyday conversation that make no sense to anyone else out of context. We say and do a lot of other weird stuff, but the above that I listed are the only ones we really do openly lol.
Post # 15
Oh yeah! He calls me “sir” and I call him “ma’am”. Almost forgot about that one!
Post # 16
@Cash000: OH. MY. GOD. Are you married to my FI? WE DO THAT TOO!