Summer Vocabulary List

30 Aug

The best souvenirs are free and timeless.

I came home from last week’s trip to the Jersey shore with the following:

“creamify”: to pour heavy cream over fresh peach slices and then freeze.  Useful for those who are no longer able to have sugary ice cream due to recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes, Dad.

“appeasiate”: between appease and abate.  A useful reply to husband yelling “what the hell are you doing?!”  Used when one is driving in Rt. 17 traffic with a crazed BMW on her rear and a kid in the backseat insisting that the only acceptable lunch is Panera Bread which isn’t even good and will later make his stomach queasy, so driver cuts off the BMW with a sharp right turn in an attempt to make everyone happy, thereby “appeasiating” the entire family.  For a folksy, down- home twist, substitute “appeasiatin’.”

“hain’t?”: classic Mom.  Used at the end of sentences when one is attempting to garner support or jog Dad’s memory.  Often combined with “hain’t no?” when an extra syllable is required.

“pownie”: a one pound brownie.  See also: self-medicate, the way the food pyramid ought to look, bliss and guilt.

P.S. We had an earthquake on Tuesday and a mandatory evacuation due to hurricane Irene on Friday- also free and the stories are timeless.

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4 Responses to “Summer Vocabulary List”

  1. Guy wearing a cowboy hat and nothing else September 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Terrific.

  2. Babsie Boopsie September 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I always loved your sense of humor and your stories, so nice you have now found a way to share them both with a wider audience – brava my dear!

    I hope you and ‘the boy’ and ‘the husband’ are well and surviving these precarious times! Do you every get back down to the Mother Country?

    • Eener September 3, 2011 at 12:10 am #

      yes we do and how are you?

  3. Cindy September 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    Cindy.scibek1@gmail.com

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