Happy Anniversary to us! The Journaler’s Junction posted its first challenge a year ago today! And we’ve cooked up some celebration challenges for you all. This week we have a guest challenger–we like to call her “little-ducky”–that’s her screen name at 2Peas.
Here’s her challenge:
Other people say, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” But we say, “The dogs are in the tub!” Our family’s language is filled with personalized phrases. Our son, age 5, waits for his hot food to “warm down”; We have integrated some of his phrases (Dylanisms) into our family lingo so that we have to think twice when we’re out in public in case we accidentally use a Dylanism.
Does your family have its own language? Either mangled words that you’ve made your own (My dad calls strawberries “strangleberries”, no idea why), quotes that you have appropriated from movies or TV (You can dance… You can look at your pants!” –Homer Simpson), or a saying you grew up with, only to find out that no one else has ever heard of it and has no idea what you’re talking about? Heh.
Family code, secret language, private jokes, substituted words (like your sweet old aunt saying “Sugar!” instead of another word that starts the same), nicknames? You could make a vocabulary list, or focus on one phrase or word.
I scraplifted the cloud shapes from Kelli Crowe’s _Holding Hands_ layout.
So there you have it! Please link your layouts here or on the 2Peas thread when you are done so we can praise! And come back next week for our next surprise…
Here’s little-ducky’s layout:
and Heather’s design come from a scraplit too–the lifted *paula* for her birthday, but the journaling and picture are all hers!