There’s a house word for that

I was talking to someone this morning about house lingo, those words that only you and your family know and use. It brought to mind this piece, one of the first I posted five long years ago. In other words: you haven’t read this. I think one person did. So what are your house words?

Drinking Tips for Teens

This is not a sofa.

Language is culture. Yogurt is also culture. Beyond that they have nothing in common. It’s language – certainly not yogurt – that binds us. Without language, we would have no community.

Language is also how we exclude others from our community, which should be the slogan on the Quebec licence plate.

Language breaks us down into ever smaller communities. Starting with English, we’re broken down first by accents and then by dialects. A Canadian, for instance, would say “zed.” An American would say it wrong.

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I'm Canadian so I pronounce it "Aboot." No, I don't! I don't know any Canadian who says "aboot." Damnable lies! But I do know this Canadian is all about humour (with a U) and satire. Come by. I don't bite, or as we Canadians say, "beet."
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5 Responses to There’s a house word for that

  1. Language has plenty in common with yogurt.

    Some people like it sweet, some people use way too much of it and mix it into places where it doesn’t belong, it’s creation is an art form best left to the experts, it can definitely go bad, and if it wasn’t active, it wouldn’t be alive.

    Also, a lot of people can’t tolerate it. I think that’s how Twitter started.

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