Something about my family that you should know is that we can't let anything go. If we think something is funny, it will be with us for life. (This probably applies mostly to Match.mom and me...) So I've decided to make a list of things that offer timeless hilarity for us.
Hopefully you read the "Thanks Speedy God" post. That was apparently VERY funny to my mom and she brings it up all of the time. I think it was an innocent mistake made by a kid and the lesson to people should be to ennunciate!!
Typically, the Friday after Thanksgiving is spent decorating my grandma's house (we'll call her Baller*). She is a little Italian lady with very strong opinions on everything from my hair to how her house should be decorated for Christmas. So, needless to say, it is usually an entertaining venture to get Match.mom, Xou Xou, Superfan, me, and her into one house to try and get this done. We all have strong personalities (to put it lightly). All goes fairly well, we laugh, we yell, we sing Christmas songs at the top of our lungs, and finally, we get to setting up the Nativity Scene. I am unwrapping the people and animals for the scene and Granny Baller is putting them where she wants them. Two of the kings are already in place, but there isn't room for the third when I pull him out. So I say to Match.mom, "shouldn't we put the three kings of Orientar together." Before I go any further, I know that the song says, "We three kinds of Orient are...," but as a child, and with singers not ennunciating properly, I was sure that the kings were coming from a biblical land that was probably where present day Asia is located...
Below you will find more phrases that have been mispronounced by family or friends that we have not been able to let go.
Donged - ex. It just donged on me that you two are related.
Pig-Style Mess - ex. This room is a pig-style mess.
Mammiogram - ex. It's time for my annual mammiogram to make sure I don't have breast cancer.
Obeast - ex. That 7-year-old is obeast! He weighs 100 pounds!
Photogenic - ex. He has a photogenic memory.