(Closed) Words or phrases your SO finds odd

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Canal St Inn

We constantly disagree on the definitions of the words “nerd” and “geek” as terms of endearment. I always thought “geek” was the insult, and “nerd” was not. He always thought “nerd” was the insult, and “geek” was not. We still have fake arguements about it.

“Dweeb” & “dork” we are both in agreement on as insults. 

Post # 4
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@abbyful:  Wow I’ve never heard “half-again” before! That sounds so weird to me hahahaha!

Post # 5
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My Fiance cracks up laughing every time I refer to the two crusy ends of a bread loaf as “heeltaps”.  I am guessing that it’s not a standard or commonly used term?  I am a Newfoundlander, and I grew up calling them that!

Then again, we’re even, because he calls them the “breadends” and that makes me laugh too.  So there. 🙂

Post # 6
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I speak “southern” so most things I say perplex my Darling Husband. 

Post # 7
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

He thinks it’s weird that I say “fumble” to mean “mess up”.

I think it’s weird that he always says “C’est la guere” instead of “C’est la vie”…apparently they use this expression in Spain, even though it’s technically a (incorrect) French expression.

Post # 8
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

To be fair, though, being from Newfoundland means that I used a LOT of bizarre phraseology that my Fiance has never heard before (he is from Nova Scotia…not far geographically, but a totally different galaxy linguistically).  Some examples:

1)  “Hogeous mudder”, to mean “huge”, as in:  “Sweetie, come quick!  There’s a hogeous mudder spider in the bathtub, and he’s looking at me!!!!!”

2)  “D’arse is gone right out of ‘er!”, to mean that the bottom fell out of something.  This one is often used in reference to heavy rain, like the bottom falling out of the sky:  “Come in out of it, you’ll be soaked, d’arse is gone right out of ‘er now!”

3)“Dat got a face on it like a smacked asshole!”, which can mean that someone is ugly, but more often, it means that the person has a sour facial expression, like they are grumpy or in a bad mood.

4) “Chinched”, to mean “very full”, as in: “Don’t try to put that up in the freezer, the freezer’s already chinched!”

Oh my God, there are a gazillion more…but needless to say, he’s mostly used to them now!  🙂

Post # 9
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@abbyful:  Half-again sounds really weird to me too.


@shadowblind:  i don’t think dork is an insult, geek definitely is though. Nerd is used for the brainy people, geek was used for just the socially awkward people. I always call Fiance a dork, he’s my adorkable sweetie.


Post # 13
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Hmm. I can’t think of a strange expression that I use that he finds odd. I use the same vernacular as he does, but I think his pause comes with my enunciation of certain things. I come from the mid-Atlantic region, so I can’t escape some of our draw. I remember him mocking how I said “Fair enough,” he said I dragged out the “fair,” like “fay-er.” I can’t type an equivalent to how he says it, but I remember him saying the word “towel” differently (he’s from Long Island New York) and he pronounced it “Tohw-elle” really extending the 2nd syllable. It’s interesting listening to him speak sometimes.

Post # 14
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

If my hair or makeup looks horrible to me, I’ll say “I look like who did it and ran.” My husband is like what on earth does that mean?! 

Post # 15
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I call the little bumps you get on your arms when you’re cold “chill bumps”.  DH thinks that is weird.  I also say “slam on brakes”  (like-this car pulled out in front of me and I had to slam on brakes!) instead of “slam on the brakes”.  He makes fun of me for that one.  

Post # 16
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I call mosquito bites “itchy bites” and the indicator on my car a “blinker”. FH just cant help but laugh when i say im covered in itchy bites.

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