Lambent flickers of this topic have surfaced here and there around different blog sites lately, so I thought it would be a good time to bring it up.
Codes. Code words and phrases that we use with others 'in the know' when we are discussing something 'above the heads' of those who should not hear. Euphemisms... in a way... if you will.
Hearts mentioned this one in her "No Bull" post (and I quote), "For years, my husband and I used "Wonderful Person" as code for great lay."
Ally's mention of codes in today's post "In Which My Slothful Nature Allows Me To Successfully Rid Myself Of Negative Thoughts By Doing Next To Nothing"... (quoted) "And innovation must be his code word for lying". I think so... sounds right to me.
I thought about the codes that I use with different people.
Special = such a pain in the arse!! ...as in, "You are so special, God bless your heart". Said with a pained smile.
That's nice = go jump off a tall cliff! ...but this one is said in a certain way, with a southern drawl, very slowly, phonetically it would sound like... 'Theht's Naaaahss'... and it would be said with a tiny smirk and a glare.... i.e., "That's your ex-boyfriend's new love, she's gorgeous and so sweet!".......(tilt your head insincerely) "That's nice."
Heart of Gold = this is the precursor to the rest of the statement which is usually left unsaid but definitely thought... heart of gold, brains of sh*t. Sometimes we meet the nicest people... people you just can't say anything bad about because they are so sweet... but they just don't have the foggiest clue.... "She's got a heart of gold...... God bless her." this is typically said with a 'that's too bad' shake of the head.
That's Awesome. = That totally sucks! Said with a furrowed brow, dour expression and hands thrown back in defeat. This is one of my brothers favorites. I don't actually use this one... but he says it constantly. As in... "You locked my keys in the car? That's awesome."
There are others, but some need not be listed here...
What code words do you use? Let's see the list!!
Scarlett & Viaggiatore