"Where's the got-dang channel changer?  Jiminy Christmas!"

This is something that my stepdad said a lot when I was growing up.  From running around my town at my friends houses, being around their dads and my own, I came to realize that a linguistic phenomenon takes place in nearly every household I visited: everyone's dad had their own language.  I call them 'dadisms'.

Here are a few dadisms my stepdad, Clyde, came up with

Channel changer instead of remote

Jiminy Christmas instead of Jesus Christ

Ding-dong instead of any number of more vulgar things he might have wanted to call someone.  Usually it took the place of "idiot" or "jackass".

Got-dang instead of...eh you get the picture.

What dadisms did you grow up with?  If you're a dad, what dadisms do you use?

Views: 87

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

The only word I can remember is Clicker for TV Remote (that's what I call it too) But he always would use an extremely heavy "Pittsburghese" accent when he was trying to be funny.  Anyone from Pittsburgh or has friends/family from there knows just what I am talking about... especially if you have ever heard the Pants N'at skits on WDVE

RSS

Latest Activity

Shane replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"It wasn't over classified. I don't even think it was classified. It was just part of a larger curriculum."
2 hours ago
John Muir replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"I think teaching kids hygiene and swimming is very important."
3 hours ago
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"Sounds like some of your training was overclassified.  A number of intelligence analysis text books are available open source (Amazon), including The Thinker's Tool Kit. "Bias Identification" is a convenient buzzword…"
3 hours ago
David Egerdahl replied to David Salley's discussion Tucking in with shorts
"If you are at an event that requires you to tuck in your shirt you should also wear pants (other than golfing) and, for the love of god, no sandals.    "
4 hours ago
Shane replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"Organized PE is. The primary educational landscape is bizarre these days."
4 hours ago
Sir replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"Non sequitur?"
8 hours ago
Shane replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"You want to bully kids now?"
9 hours ago
Priscus replied to Sir's discussion What college freshmen should know
"Not for college level, but a friend of mine suggested that one of the major focuses of elementary aged education should be how to take care of your physical health, and the importance of doing so, not only in a health class setting, but actually…"
10 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service