Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Call me weird

In my previous post, many comments were made regarding the word "crap." I agree. I hate that word, yet I use it frequently. I have been trying to give it up for sometime. It's hard. I say it without thinking.
Christina mentioned that her sister hates the words "blouse" and "slacks." As funny as that sounds, I hate those words too! You're not alone, Nic! Her comment reminded me of another word I hate: sneakers. For whatever reason I think referring to your shoes as sneakers is weird. I also don't like it when people call their children's teeth "buckies." And I know this is stupid (oops, some of you may not like that word), but I don't like when people come up with nicknames for their child's pacifier. I don't know why. Paci, nuk, plug, soother, binky - they all bug me. Obviously there's nothing wrong with these names, I just don't like them. I like to call things what they are, I guess.
Are there any nicknames that irritate you?

21 comments:

Kara said...

These aren't really nicknames, but being in the dental field it bugs me when people say "gooms" instead of gums, and call me a hy-geen-ist instead of hy-gen-ist (even though hygiene is pronounced "hy-geen" so I can see where they would get that).

Oh one more- when men have "prostrate" problems... that cracks me up. It's PROSTATE people!!!

Kelly Glupker said...

I don't like gooms either. Prostrate just cracks me up.

Jenny LaBo said...

I HATE blouse and slacks.

Katie said...

The term "hubby" irritates me.

I have to admit, some days I cling to non-swear words like suck, frickin and when I'm really upset, I admit piss. (Gasp). I need those words when I'm really fired up. :) But, hey, I don't say any of them out loud. I don't even say stupid out loud anymore. :)

Jenny LaBo said...

I hate when people refer to their spouse or boyfriend as "your honey".
ugh.

Kelly Glupker said...

I used to hate "babe," but it doesn't bother me so much anymore. I'm with Katie though in that I don't ever refer to Ben as my "hubby."

Jenny LaBo said...

Oh I also hate it when people call me dear or hon, or honey. Like salespeople or people here at the school.
I used to hate babe too! Not anymore.

nate, christina, and connor said...

this is too funny... i don't like being called baby, and in our first weeks of marriage nathan called me that. i just told him i didn't like it and it morphed into babe. for some reason that one didn't bother me. in fact, when i asked connor what my name was and told him it's what daddy calls me he quickly answered that my name must be babe. i have to admit, kelly, i don't like to say the word pregnant--don't tell your husband, but i sometimes use the term preggo :). i think it stems from my childhood fear of pregnant women. seriously, i was afraid they would pop right in front of me. i too dislike sneakers, blouse, slacks, paci....can't think of any originals that haven't been mentioned though. i'm sure i'll hear one soon and it will bug the fire out of me. :)

Alicia said...

Never heard of buckies - that's just weird. Along the old-lady-vocab line I dislike the word "panties".

Josh said...

I can't think of any words or nicknames that really bother me, but it secretly (not anymore, I guess) drives me nuts when people are praying before a meal and they ask God to either "bless this food" or "bless this food to our bodies." Regarding the former, the food is both inanimate and about to be consumed, so what's the purpose of blessing it? Regarding the latter, what does that phrase even mean?! It's nonsense! And now I'm done ranting.

Matt & Nicki said...

I'm here to admit I say sneakers--it's just the term used out east where I grew up--matt calls them tennis shoes. . I'm not crazy about babe either, but then again Matt and I call each other "Bub" and people say, "what did you just call him?" People who know us, just expect it now though. . .as for other words/nicknames "kitten" as a term of endearment for a spouse is YUCK to me--maybe b/c I don't like cats:)

Amanda said...

Tennis shoes. I hate that term. You dont just play tennis in them. I have more issues with "My freind borrowed me this cd. I seen it." And the word height! I know some of you just read it and said heigth. It just sounds bad. Oh, if Chris (in the nursery at imman)were here she'd say her peeve is "why come I gots to?" AHHHhhhhhh!!

Oh "this sucks" is a hard one to get rid of! yeah when you have kids and they say "what the heck!" It just sounds bad so we don't say stupid or dummy. Right now its "poop" that I can't seem to shake. Andrew 2 says Knock Knock whos there, poop deck. ahahh ?????

I hate when your at a resturant and someone waiting on you calls you honey. Amen Jen!

Josh should I say bless my body while I eat this food? :)

I am going to add "life partner" and significant other to the list I like the husband/wife words. Oh and I hate that I can't say "my girlfreind Kara" anymore without people thinking???

Fun post I am going to post about nicknames and/or the name your spouse, mother, father, brother, calls you.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I think if you child uses a pacifier, or anything else for that matter, you should be able to call it whatever you want. As long as words aren't cussing, or offensive to someone else, I don't think it matters. Why not shorten pacifier, to Paci. . .we always use baby talk when we talk to our babies. . don't you?? From bah bah, to anything else. . .

Josh said...

Amanda,

I suggest that it would behoove us all to stop and think about what we're saying when we talk to God, rather than just spitting out the tired phrases we've heard a million times.

Kelly Glupker said...

Anonymous,
Actually, no,we don't use "baby talk" in our home. We call things exactly what they are so that he learns. But as I said in my post, "Obviously there's nothing wrong with these names, I just don't like them. I like to call things what they are, I guess." You have your preferences, I have mine. It's okay for us to have a different opinion - it doesn't make one of us better than the other.

Kelly Glupker said...

Josh,
Your comment has had me thinking the last couple days. I too say the familiar phrases in my prayers without even thinking. I don't want Owen to get into that habit. Thanks for the suggestion!

Josh said...

Hey, no problem. I'm not sure why, but that's something I think about pretty often. That's lame, I know, but true nonetheless!

Matt and Rachael Neal said...

Just as a side note...PACI, NUK and BINKY are all "brand names" of pacifiers. So, technically, we're calling them what they are. :) I only know this stupid useless fact because I'm a new mom.

Kelly Glupker said...

Rachael,
I actually knew those were brand names. But I don't call my shirt by it's brand name, I just call it a shirt. I don't know why it's a pet peave of mine, it just is. :)

partyofsix said...

this was a really fun post to read, and it has been even better reading all the comments. - i would agree with my sister katie about the word "hubby" ... i can't stand that... i just call him "my big daddy."

we call the pacifier a NUK... so, sorry... i think canadians use the word "soother."

i would agree that i don't like the "tennis shoes" or "sneakers" so i call them "runners."

and i couldn't agree more with Josh about prayer. growing up in a Christian home, prayer can easily become a memorized ritual. i even notice certain pastors/speakers preaching with constant over used catchy phrases... and i wonder if they have ever stopped to think through what they are saying... i guess another pet peeve i have is music... you know those hymns that are all shallow and wishy washy; seriously lets think about the theology we are singing when we worship our great God.

Amanda said...

Josh,
I agree. I just found it funny at 11pm last night (way past my bed time). I just posted "bling in a church." Which I yacked on about how I get upset at tradition and robes and fancy stuff. Its not that I don't like them but if I say the lords prayer every sunday it can get a little wore and just not special. I, a sinful person can begin to just go through the motions. Isn't that specific in the bible jesus tells someone about praying and that they should not use the same words over and over. Don't pray like them...??
Being a new christian as and older person I have "problems" with many terms that are frequently used. Like God TOOK so-in-so to be with him. When someone disease not everyone is rejiocing they went to heaven. Necessarily. I would rather hear the preacher dude (what I prefer to call them, casually of course) say God welcomed so-in-so home. Ah some people will still be bitter with God I guess.
A day care mom said to me "her pacis are in the pocket." and I read Pa-Kiss? Sometimes I am a little slow. hah
Is anyone thinking tomato..tomoto?