Some words have come from us. For example: SPLOON. Sploon is a peachy colour that was created on a train journey to Birmingham. My husband and I were doing a crossword and we only had one question to go. Pinky-orange colour - S_L__N. We couldn't come up with one, so to finish the crossword, I said with great authority, 'sploon', and evermore it has been thus. I know, it was supposed to be salmon (now). Not anymore!
Another case, is our meals. Breakfast and brunch everybody knows. Lunch and tea, likewise, but have any of you ever heard of LEA? It comes between lunch and tea, or at least, it does in our house. And BICKFAST which is when the boys replace their breakfast on a weekend with biscuits. No? You're missing out.
Then there're the ones that others have introduced and we have claimed. One child that my sons played football with had a difficult time admitting he was wrong, but instead of saying the decision was right or wrong, he decided, in this particular instance, it was a case of INBETWEENY-MIDDLEENY, and who can argue with that?
A more recent addition was a colleague of my husband's, who admitted to seeking CUPPERTUNITIES - opportunities for a cup of tea.
The possibilities are endless. What words will become your legacy?
Take me back to the hop... http://www.julievalerie.com/fiction-writers-blog-hop-june-2015/