that happens to be mentioned in this article:
i've only just skimmed some of the comments, but it got me thinking about the great unique ways we all have for speaking and naming things. i know that i've picked up loads of socially awkward verbal ticks from my travels and friends who live in diffent places. i'd love to hear some of yours.
for example, i commonly refer to the bathroom/toilet as "the CR" which is a phrase i picked up from a friend who'd just recently moved to the US from the Philippines.
i remember my dear sweet H., who spoke rural southern American english used to always say: 'i liked to of died' or 'i nearly fell in the oven' when he was suprised or overwhelmed by something.
ooo, i've just recalled that:
my mom used to use the phrase 'deep kimchee' as a quantifier for trouble. ie: if you aren't in bed in 5 minutes, you're both going to be in deep kimchee!