Allison and I make up phrases with some regularity. We stumble upon them actually through a combination of random conversation and me having a hard time hearing voices at certain pitches. I also have a tendency to mumble when I'm not paying attention. As a result, incoherent nonsense is born. And thanks to smart phones that promote instantaneous documentation, many of these phrases have been recorded. Here are three that I've pulled from my phone. The only thing that these three phrases we coined have in common is that they have no layered back story. We do attempt to create definitions for these terms after they're created, but there's no real meaning here.
The Nimoy Scaffold - We think this to be in the stable of old tyme grifts like the pigeon drop, the ear wigger, or the Albany ham scam. Ok, I don't know if these are real grifts. I just pulled them from that Simpsons episode when Homer and Bart become failed con men. But the Nimoy Scaffold is the quickest way to fleecing you and you won't even see it coming.
Popcorn Snake Juice - I make a mean batch of old school popcorn. It's been perfected years ago and I believe I stated that as such. I believe that framed our conversation to focus on how you top perfection. I think this was a topping or flavor we would create and market that would define the next level of my already perfect stove top, brown paper bag popcorn.
It was as soft and mushy as the moon - I have no idea.
This post is part of Think Kit by SmallBox. Today’s prompt: “What word(s) did you learn OR make-up this year? How did you learn it/make it up? Did you start using it?”