I'm coming out of the closet about something that we do. We nickname people, places, and just about everything with a name. I don't know why we do it because most of the time the nickname is a lot longer than the actual name (like our friend Jared is "the Brother of Jared"). But it adds something to our conversations to make them interesting. Here are some of our most used nicknames:
-Smithers (Smiths Food and Drug)
-Wally World, or Hell (Walmart)
-Keifer Sutherland (my brother-in-law Keith)
-Whitney Houston (a friend named Whit)
-Derrickus Maximus (my nephew Derrick)
-Ivanator, Ivanovich, Ivancito (Ivan)
-Kristinita, Gordita, Gordy, Gordis (Kristina)
-Volvis, Volvito (Volvo)
-Frodo feet (to refer to a person with chubby, hairy little feet)
-Caesarino, Brother Caesar, Caesar's (Little Caesars)
-Jardin de los Olivetos (Olive Garden)
Are we the only ones who make up nicknames for things that need no nickname? Are we the only ones who sing in the shower changing the words to fit our mood or activities for the day? Are we the only ones who delight in coming up with clever rhymes? Are we the only ones who are apparently stuck in our prepubescent years? Or are other people just better at hiding it, or at least not blogging about it making their defects decidedly public?
Questions for the soul...