Saturday, January 07, 2006
My blogger friend Astrid in the Netherlands has a funny post about her word for the right turn signal in a car which got me to thinking. My family calls both turn signals (whether right or left) blinkers. I've also heard them called clickers.
Does everyone call them blinkers or is that a Cajun thing? Also, does anyone use separate words for either the right turn signal or the left turn signal? I was just wondering.
Another item that seems to have a lot of different words for it is the baby pacifier. My family called it a fa-fa. I have no idea why. My baby sister called milk num as in yummy, I think. I had a cousin who called donuts toomies as in give it to me. My family also called spaghetti pasgetti for years.
When my son was about a year old, one of his first 'words' was gink, as in Give me a drink. Sometimes he would really draw it out if I wasn't paying attention to him, "Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnk."
Edited to add: A commenter wants to know what people call the remote control. I call it the remote control. I didn't realize people called it anything else.