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Started by nolongerstumpy on Dec 1, 2018 1:33:54 PM
Things that are called other things in your household - take II

Reviving a thread from years ago, what everyday things have other names in your household.

We have: any device used to measure distance, weight, or temperature is called a "measuring thing". Chicken is called "CHIKKUN" because that is how the cat spells it (cat is called "KAT" for the same reason). Gnocci are called "wossnames". I am sure others will spring to mind.

Discuss your domestic eccentric renaming of inanimate objects here.

thismorning - 03 Dec 2018 06:42:02 (#1 of 93)

Ah. I remember that thread. I could never think of anything to post then either. I am dull, dull, dull. Or more correctly everyone in my family has been dull. A screwdriver is a screwdriver is a screwdriver. And yet we plod on for a normal span of years.

thisonehasalittlehat - 03 Dec 2018 07:11:50 (#2 of 93)

We call Tories cunts.

Tenesmus - 03 Dec 2018 07:50:38 (#3 of 93)

I can't think of any we do, but I have a friend who says bo-day-doh, as in "these chips are really nice, they must use the right bo-day-dohs".

RosyLovelady - 03 Dec 2018 08:02:15 (#4 of 93)

The tv remote control is the Splodger. The long handled shears for trimming the hedge are called the Cloppers.

TommyDCMBR8 - 03 Dec 2018 08:57:24 (#5 of 93)

The awl that gets used whenever a hook or whatever is being screwed in or whatever is "the holey-pokey-thing" and has been for as long as I can remember. I have no idea how it started.

surferbaublewhatever - 03 Dec 2018 09:06:01 (#6 of 93)

Similar to Tommy's, the lead that connects a camera to the computer for uploading is a "pluggy-in thing." Antibacterial spray is "potty-wiping spray" although no-one has wiped a potty with it for approximately 17 years. Angel Delight-type pudding is "mixed-up pudding."

HerrWalrus - 03 Dec 2018 09:08:45 (#7 of 93)

The remote control for the television set is The Commander.

Agaliarept - 03 Dec 2018 09:30:09 (#8 of 93)

Boringly our tv remotes are just called "The Buttons".

nac1001 - 03 Dec 2018 09:35:56 (#9 of 93)

Bad parking is named after a suburb of Birmingham where parking skills aren't that great. Whether in Sicily or San Francisco if somebody is parked across two spaces it's Rubery Parking. And a disabled parking space is a JT after the former Chelsea captain who has been known to park in the blue zone.

foghorn - 03 Dec 2018 09:48:25 (#10 of 93)

The fogess has a bulky, hideous combination oven thing she stubbornly attempts to justify with occasional cheese on toast. The kitchen object.

AlanII - 03 Dec 2018 10:05:20 (#11 of 93)

We call Tories cunts.

It's only Tories that don't isn't it?

carterbrandon - 03 Dec 2018 11:47:58 (#12 of 93)

The TV remote is the bleep, even though it is silent.

HouseOfLametta - 03 Dec 2018 12:11:38 (#13 of 93)

In our house satsumas (or any kind of oranges) are “batsumas”, apples are “happles” and lemons are “mnemons” as are melons. After our 2 year old’s valiant attempts to name them.

Because we are insufferable.

FleurDuMal - 03 Dec 2018 12:20:10 (#14 of 93)

We call our paper-shredder 'The Evil Shredder' in a Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles reference.

sloanepeterson - 03 Dec 2018 12:26:43 (#15 of 93)

Fly swats are bee bats, after my sister misremembered the name when a toddler (we don't kill bees with them).

And the remote control is "the Dracula", after a particularly memorable instance of early stage dementia by my grandpa.

The vacuum cleaner is called the robot, but it sort of is one so I'm not sure that counts.

Lawlsie - 03 Dec 2018 12:27:37 (#16 of 93)

We call our remote control the clickeroonie.

HouseOfLametta - 03 Dec 2018 12:28:32 (#17 of 93)

DVDs are “Davids” off of here, and years ago we had a Flatley clothes drying thing called “Michael”.

frantastic - 03 Dec 2018 12:34:14 (#18 of 93)

The smoke alarm is the toast detector.

sloanepeterson - 03 Dec 2018 12:43:35 (#19 of 93)

Oh, DVDs here are deeveedeevees, because that's what the 7yo used to call them.

frantastic - 03 Dec 2018 13:14:42 (#20 of 93)

Deedeedees in our house.

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