Tuesday, April 29, 2008
This past weekend in beautiful Solvang, California, I met a new pastry that Mr. Wonderful affectionately referred to as “a little doughy ball of pleasure” (to which I of course said, “Oh you’re my little doughy ball of pleasure!” and he said, “Doughy?” Anywhoo…) It’s a Danish breakfast treat called an aebleskiver.
Best word ever, right? I have officially added it to my personal dictionary and have been calling Mr. W, the cats and anything else that strikes my fancy, “Aebelskiver.”
This morning in the shower, I realized you can easily substitute my new favorite word into Lionel Richie’s Penny Lover and Peaches and Herb’s Reunited. (Sing it in your head right now: “Aebelskiver and it feels so good…”)
Past terms that have made it into my everyday vocabulary include:
Krayzelburg: Attributed to Soviet Olympic swimmer, Lenny Krayzelburg, and used as a synonym for ludicrous. I.e. “Getting back together with your db ex-boyfriend would be totally Krayzelburg.”
Radicchio: A synonym for Krayzelburg, this one is derived from the lettuce.
Kife: Back in high school, my friends and I watched The Breakfast Club about 487 times. There’s a scene where Bender (Judd Nelson) says to Brian (Anthony Michael Hall), “Can I have my doobage?” But he says it so fast, it sounds like “Kife my doobage?” We adapted this faux verb to mean “steal.” I.e. “Someone broke into my locker and kifed my Taco Bell hot sauce supply!”
Poptard: This is another newish one for me. I often refer to Mr. W or other friends by the tasty term of endearment, “Poptart.” However, sometimes people act a little retarded—in a lovable way of course—earning them the “PopTARD” moniker instead.
Help me out, folks—what are some of your silly words I can add to my list?