Tuesday, July 13, 2010

When slang goes awry

I'm all about the slangination. I like shortening words, elongating words, adding "ness" and "tion" and "tor" to words and names. And I've written about this before, but my dog has learned to just respond to the sound of my voice because I call her so many nicknames she can't possibly keep up. So this comes from a place of love for the art.

A little language lesson. Saying "vaca" when you mean to say "vacay" is detrimental to your health and your odds of me not laughing at you.


Because "vaca" means cow in Spanish. Yeah. Cow.

So when you say "my vaca got approved" or "I'm headed out on my vaca" or My vaca is so awesome!" it mean something TOTALLY different to me. On the other hand, I'm glad you've got such cool livestock.


Christina Lee said...

hahahaha! Awesome! My dog must just know my voice too b/c of all the nicknames! or maybe she's just a smarty-pants!;-)

Tahereh said...

i am CHORTLING so hard.

Lia Victoria said...

LOL. I call my younger sister so many names that the other day I said, "Saddle!" and she asked me what I wanted.

Oh, slang... :]

Lydia Kang said...

I wonder how you pronounce vaca. Is it vah-cah, or vay-cay like I say it? Maybe that will make all the difference between you saying "I'm on vacation" and "I'm on a cow."

Kimberly Franklin said...

LOL. That's good to know. Good to know. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! That's interesting and good to keep in mind when trying to write slang. :)