This week's Fun Monday host is Nikki and she has a two-part challenge. First:
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.
Either my family doesn't have a lot of these words or I don't remember them very well. I can only think of one - k-iet (the k rhymes with by and the iet is 'et'), which was used in place of quiet. As for the origin, I invented it when I was two or three, probably because I couldn't say 'quiet' properly. Apparently, being quiet was valued around our house and the phrase was usually used as "here, this will keep you k-iet." We lived in apartments and duplexes until I was eight, so that's probably why the premium was placed on k-ietness.
Now, onto the second part of the challenge:
In honor of St. Paddy's Day, please share your worst green beer story!
I am really falling down on this Fun Monday challenge - I don't have any green beer stories. If a beer is light enough that you can colour it green, it's not anything I want to drink. I'm more a fan of stouts and porters.
But never fear, I have a green food story for you, direct from Macroom, County Cork. I was at the butcher on Thursday and he had a tray of green sausages, with a little hand-made sign that said "For St. Patrick's Day."
The butcher is great- fantastic quality and all the meat is 100% Irish, 100% traceable, and most of it is local. (Can someone tell me why all the chicken farms are in County Cavan?) If green sausages were ever going to tempt me, these would be the ones I'd go for. But still, there is something really wrong looking about green sausages.
I was curious though, so when I had a chance, I asked the butcher how they made the green sausages. I guess I was expecting him to say the polite version of "Duh, food colouring." The answer was much more polite and natural: spinich. So that's how a craft butcher makes green sausages.
I hope for your sake the other Fun Monday participants are more fun than I am. Go check them out.