Fun Monday: Only at the Mouse House

Nikki says: I don’t know about you, but my family is great at creating strange words that only we know the meaning. Some were created when the kids were first learning to talk, others came about when our tongues were twisted and the word came out funny. Either way, the words stuck and we still use them in our daily conversations. What created words does your family use?! Please share the story behind the word if you remember. If you don’t have a made up word then tell us about the unspoken way you communicate with someone. Stop by Nikki’s and see who else is playing!
My husband and I are the only ones in our household. We have a whole ‘nother language and when we are around other people we get a lot of weird looks. Basically it’s a combination of movie phrases that we repeat to each other, and words made up from situations that only the 2 of us would ‘get’ because we were the only ones there. We have a really really fun relationship and we have so much fun and it’s ingrained so far that it’s hard to think of something in particular, but I’ll try. Oh and they don’t HAVE to make sense, that’s the beauty of it!
1. Harummphf! (this we say in fake or real consternation with each other)
2. Spanish question words…of course using the correct one is preferred, but sometimes, we use the wrong one and that’s okay too. We use these out of the blue for no reason at all.
3. “cheese it’s good” — this is a new one, my hubby says its from an old movie, but it’s a thing, if one of us says the word cheese, the other is obligated to finish the phrase.
4. Needs more cowbell (I have no idea what prompts my husband to say this) but I always reply with MOOOO ding ding ding MOOOO. Kind of similar to don’t have a cow man, but also can be, she had a calf with a bell on it (moo, ding, etc). Oh and if you just have a little cow is meh (moo cut short).
5. AUUOOO!!! eh hmm.. We howl at each other. Often. Sometimes, it’s as if we’re saying ‘where are you’ — like if I wake up on the weekend before the hubby and I’m downstairs checking my e-mail, all the sudden I’ll hear ‘auuoo’ and I know he’s awake and misses me in bed (all together now… AWWWW!)


  1. I couldn’t think of many words we use, however as soon as I started reading everyone else’s I have been reminded of things we do~ if I want to attract embee’s attention I do a little throat clearing sound (cant spell it) and he says ‘you rang!’

  2. I’m laughing because my husband and his good friend can have a whole conversation with each other just quoting Monty Python….they have fun while everyone else just rolls their eyes.

  3. I am so glad to hear that my husband and I aren’t complete freaks because we howl to call out to each other. We use it in the exact same way with me up in bed and him down on his computer. It means, “I woke up finally, come snuggle me.”

  4. CUTE! 😉 I love that you guys have such a fun relationship! That’s what I want when I eventually get into another relationship…fun!

    I didn’t do FM this week, but I did a few memes instead. 😉

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