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A warning when someone is eating too much food. gram's kou "An old family friend had a cow that allegedly exploded from eating too much, so my grandmother...
Bad guys (noun) bag ahys "Watch out! The bag eyes are coming!" - Marilyn J., Wichita, Kansas
The nasal whining of a bored or frustrated dog. (verb) feep "The dog has been feeping for the last hour." - Margeta F., St. Louis, Missouri
When ice cream gets melty in a bowl. Not totally melted, but kind of thick and soupy with still some chunks of ice cream. (noun) mash-a-luhn "I stirred my...
Brussel sprouts (noun) brok-uh-lee nuhts "Gross! Mom made broccoli nuts again!" - Michelle S., Overland Park, Kansas
The point on a freshly opened jar of peanut butter, tub of margarine, or ice cream. (noun) pee-une "Dibs on the pyune!" - Jessica P., Winnipeg, Manitoba,...
Butter pecan ice cream. (noun) buht-er pel-i-kuhn "I'll have one scoop of strawberry and one of butter pelican." - Tuomas B., Redondo Beach, California
Happy Birthday! tap-ee bid-rah "Tappy Bidrah! Make a wish!" - Jessica S., London, England
A make-shift meal made with instant rice, a can of chicken, and some cream of mushroom soup. (noun) cohn-dohl-ee-zaa rahys "How about some Condoleezza Rice...
When you wave your hand in front of an automatic paper towel dispenser. (verb) tweyv "You can't dry your hands unless you twave at the machine." - Jack K.,...
When you mishear something. (noun) lohn-lee ot-er "He thought I said, 'ball of sunshine' instead of, 'call me sometime'; it was such a lonely otter." -...
Soda (noun) sheh-shee "Can you grab me a sheshie from the fridge?" - Hannah G., Brooklyn, New York
Blueberries (noun) beeps "Want some beeps for your cereal?" - Michal Z., Waltham, Massachusetts
A junky snack food (noun) gee-duhngk "We've got some geedunks on the kitchen counter if you want a snack." - Matt W., San Diego, California
When you stick olives on the tips of your fingers. (noun) maus hands "When we were kids we used to put black olives on all ten fingertips and called them...
Hair conditioner (noun) hair sal-uh d "Make sure you rinse out all the shampoo before you use the hair salad." - Lucy H., Birmingham, Michigan
To steal someone's chair when they get up to get something. (verb) shh-tune "That cat totally schtooned my chair when I went to the bathroom." - Kathleen H.,...
Good vibes that you send out. (noun) yoh-nees "Send good yonies, Timmy's dad is in the hospital." - Drew H., Menlo Park, California
A cheap tank firecracker. (noun) dee-kroan-er "When I was a child, my dad had a client with the last name of 'Krone' who was, apparently quite loathsome. My...
Lost in Salt
Daydreaming lawst en sawlt "Sally keeps staring out the window, she's lost in salt." - Jules H., Sharon, Ontario, Canada
Post-swimming treat (noun) shiv-uh-ree bahyt "A shivery-bite was a the sugary doughnut that we would have after our grandpa had taken us swimming as kids. It...
Extremely drunk (adj) moh-goh-lohr-ified "He brought a flask of whiskey into the theater and was mogolorified by the time the movie ended." - Conal O.,...
Homemade sausage (noun) soop-ees "My dad used to hand me one of these glorious sticks of meat at dance recitals in college when everyone else's father was...
When the score of a sporting event is a palindrome. (noun) round dih-ley "Total roundelay in the fourth quarter." - Miller A., Oakland, California
I lost my rabbit.
When you lose your train of thought. ahy lawst mahy rab-it "I was going to tell you something but I lost my rabbit." - Matt W., San Diego, California
Eggs sunny side up (noun) wahyld-kat ahys "How about some wildcat eyes for breakfast?" - D., Fort Edward, New York
Footie pajamas that zip up the front. (noun) biz-bag "Apparently there was a Biz detergent commercial around or before 1970 where a harried housewife was...
When someone accidentally bumps into the breast of a female, most commonly with their arms. (noun) pohrt-nee "Sam gave me a painful portney while we were...
Yet Another Miscellaneous Bag (noun) yam "Have you seen my flip flops?" "No, but try that yamb over there behind the couch." - Eric S., Port Washington,...
Sticking your cold feed under someone's butt on the couch (verb) ner-duh-ling "Stop nurdeling me!" "But my feet are cold!" - Tim D., McKinney, Texas
When you're driving and you go fast over a bump in the road, such that it makes your stomach jump a little. (noun) wuh-lee-doop-doop "Whoa! Did you feel that?...
You're in trouble! pah-stuh fah-jaw-law "My grandma always said it in a raised voice. We thought it was a bad word so we'd say it to other kids at the park...
Explosive diarrhea (noun) huh-lee-nuh roo-bin-steen "About fifteen years ago, when we were still dating, my husband and I were walking all over town and he...
An outfit of sweatpants and a sweatshirt (noun) gohms "My brother and I said my dad looked like a gomer in his sweatpants when he changed out of his work...
The back of your kneecap (the crease found at the back of your leg on the other side of the knee). (noun) skrun-dl "This word apparently came from the fact...
Delicious (adjective) del-ee shoos "This hamburger is deli-shoes." - David K., Los Angeles, California
To break something. (verb) gret-ski "Did you just gretzky that vase?" - Steve M, Cranbrook, British Colombia
Burnt toast (noun) broos tohst "Our roommate Bruce would put toast in the toaster and forget about it. It was an old one that you had to physically turn the...
A small defect in our bathtub. Like a small brown burn mark. (noun) kwin-zee Somehow, it became known as "The Quincy." We tried to avoid touching it. I...
Underwear (noun) ghot-chees "He stripped down to his gotchies" - Maura M., Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania
To vomit (verb) sch-merrft "Timmy schmerfed all over the couch and passed out on the bathroom floor." - Jonathan W., Seguin, Texas
Water (noun) chik-uhn milk "As a child I only wanted milk, so my dad gave me water but called it chicken milk." - Ivan C., Marlboro, New York
The cardboard tube in the middle of a roll of paper towels, toilet paper, gift wrap, etc. (noun) doot-doot "I just finished this roll of paper towels—do...
A piece of fuzz or lint that sticks to your clothes. (noun) fuht-see-duht-see "You have a futsydutsy on your sleeve." - Kate M., Seattle, Washington
Put your socks up!
Clean your room! "Put your socks up after school!" - Max H., Long Beach, California
How you call yo yeggs?
How would you like your eggs? "My mom would say it like this because her old lunch lady used to do that at school." - Keli H., Austin, Texas
Diarrhea (noun) poop-a-tohma "I shouldn't have gone on that Taco Bell run last night. I've had the poopatoma all day." - Matthew W., Erie, Pennsylvania
Fart (noun) bahrk-ing spy-der "Timmy, did you smell that barking spider?" - Kevin R., Newport Beach, California
Boss of the Peas
An authoritative ranking to one-up my mother, who was the self-proclaimed "Boss of the Applesauce" (noun) "Look who thinks he's Boss of the Peas." - Ryan...
Wash cloth (noun) wosh tosh "Hand me that wash tosh." - Laura S., Palo Alto, California
Large wooden spoon (noun) dee-boh "Can you hand me the debo so I can stir the soup?" - Roseanne O., Libertyville, Illinois
Sandals; Spanglish version of the word "chancletas," (noun) changks "Timmy, put on your chanks, we're going to the beach!" - Billy G., Manhattan Beach,...
Poop (noun) bang "The cat made a bang and it's your turn to clean the litter box" - Laura S., Palo Alto, California
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