Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Angie here: Does your family make up words?

I'm in Vegas visiting family and setting up a book tour for my new release, Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life. We've been laughing over the different nonsense words that make complete sense to us.

For instance, my nephew asked his daddy to dryerize my clothes in the morning so they'll be warm for school.

My niece will call you a herp-a-derp, or derp for short, if you're a dork.

My brother says he's worked construction so long he can't say anything "g-rated" so refrains from adding his vocabulary to our conversation. This sends us all into fits of giggles because my brother is such a sweetie.

My dad says he's t-a-a-a-rd. And my niece from North Carolina so understands he's ready to hit the hay. Then she says she needs to remember out here in the West, a pocket book is a purse.

Our family is so diverse, but a bunch of colorful characters with vivid interaction between us during conversations. Lots of laughter and stories.

What funny words does your family use that mean something specific to you?


  1. One of my boys always liked to get his extracize.

  2. We have lots of these words too. When I was a little girl I used to call dinners with leftovers "reruns". :)

  3. I also have some exciting news to share...

    Yesterday, I got "the call"!!!

    Emily Rodmell from Harlequin signed on my novel set in 18th Century Scotland for their Love Inspired Historical line!!!

    Name Pending. it is set for release March 2012!!

    I am still celebrating today!!!

    If you want to read my "call" story, I wrote it on facebook.

    Hope everyone else has a fabulous day! :)

  4. Whoo-hoo!!! That is so exciting, Eva. And I'm so glad you shared your news with us.
    Be sure to keep us posted on title and release date.

  5. EVA!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh!!!! That's wonderful news! We'll be sharing the same editor!! :) :)


    I'm heading to read the story now... :)

  6. Angie, my dad says taaard, too! :)

  7. I'm so excited for you, Eva!!!!

    Family gatherings are always fun, Angie. Y'all look like a happy family.

    I grew up in NC, and I-40 was not far from our house. This interstate actually goes through most of the state, which makes it pretty long. So, anytime there was something a long distance away-such as parking on the far end of the parking lot at Walmart- we would call that the "Back 40."

    My grandfather would often tell us to put put things in "file 13" which meant throw it away.

    If we went "over on the hill" that meant we were going to my grandparents house (about 2 miles away).

  8. Oh, yeah, my kids often want "liquid chickens" for breakfast.

  9. Thank you Mindy, Missy, and Dianna!

    The news is just starting to sink in :)

    But, I'm going to enjoy it as much as I can now before the editing notes file in and I have to actually sit down and work! lol