My daughters tell me that I have a language of my own. I did not believe them, so they compiled a list of some of the things that I say. They call these phrases “Dad-speak”. I have provided some definitions for my Dad-speak:
“Ressies”: This is short for “restaurant reservation”, as in “should I make ressies for Friday night?
“Appies”: This is short for “appetizers”, as in “should we order a couple of appies?”
“Crossie”: This is short for “crossword puzzle”, as in “would you like to do a crossie with me?”
“Sangweech”: This is a sandwich, made with a slice of pizza, folded in half, plus whatever else is in the refrigerator, preferable pasta, stuffed inside. Because pizza doesn’t have enough calories and carbs all by itself.
“Over/under”: This is what I ask when I wonder how much of something will occur. For example, “over/under on how many gallons of gas I need to fill my tank”, or “over/under on the cost of this repair bill”. I set the line, and my family picks over or under.
“It’s good to have the band back together”: What I say at family dinners. I think we should do a reunion tour.
“Thanks for coming out to play”: What I say to friends and family when we socialize.
“BGDD”: Big Guy Daddy Dude. How I used to sign letters to my daughters. Up until…..ok, it is still how I sign letters to my daughters.
“WCME”: Worst Campaign Manager Ever. That’s me.
“Iggles”: My favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Ac-uh-me”: Where we shop for groceries, the Acme.
“Inkwire”: The newspaper where we find our crossword puzzles, the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Dingleberry duty”: This involves cleaning Darwin, our dog. I’m not providing any more details, it’s gross.
For my friends and family, maybe we can get the band back together. I’ll make ressies, we can start with appies. I will thank you for coming out to play. When I get home I’ll do a crossie with my sweetie.