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puc reducks

ANY REGIONAL HABITS FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD?

RABBIT!

On the first day of every month (except birth month and December; you'll see why in a minute), we children went to bed on the last night of the month with only one thought in our heads:

Say "Rabbit!" before anyone could make you talk!  Your very first word that day HAD to be "Rabbit!"

If you pulled this off, it would guarantee you a present of some kind during the month.  Thus, no need to remember for your birth month or Christmas; presents were in the bag, so to speak.

I don't know where this little habit began, but have learned that it is not a Connecticut thing, or even a New England thing.  I've know people from the Midwest who remember saying "Rabbit!"

I hope you remembered this morning!  Smile
coebul

All girls?
auntmartymoo

(just in case)  wabbut


Nope..not in Atlanta, anyway.  But I did have a friend from NY who used to do it.
bieramar

Oyster soup on New Year's Eve - a family tradition as my great grandfather Huber had had an Oyster Bar in Marengo, Iowa in the 19th century.

Out driving with your teenage compadres, and the first one to say/yell the "magic" word (which I've forgotten) when meeting a car with only one headlight lit.  If the boy uttered it first he got to kiss the girl sitting next to him - if the girl said it first, she slapped the boy.

The custom of Chari Vari (pronounced, and often spelled "shivaree") which was all the local family, friends and neighbors descending en masse on a newly wedded couples' home - bangin' drums, honkin' horns, and generally raising a rumpus; with lots of booze flowing - until joined or invited in by the newlyweds. Maybe once, maybe for 3-4 nights in a row, during the first week home after the honeymoon.
coebul

We called those cars perdunkle.
scrutney

coebul wrote:
We called those cars perdunkle.


i thought it was padiddle.

if two people said the same thing at the same time, the first person to say "coke on you" was owed a coke.

if two people said "coke on you" at the same time in response, the first person to say "double it" was owed an ounce of peruvian flake.

we grew up early in dc, as our rhinoplasty bills will attest.

hold a button when you see a hearse, or you'll be the next person in the back (probably due to winning the "double it" contest, once too often.)

puc reducks

A padiddle was a car with only one headlight working.

It was, when two people said the same thing simultaneously, "Jinx! I owe you a Coke!"  I don't know if this was a Swamp Yankee way to buy a Coke and have one, too, but that's how it worked.

Oyster bar in Iowa?  Mountain Oysters???

New Year's Day meant Mom's corn and clam chowder and buttermilk biscuits.  (I think the parental units needed that, much as menudo is needed in Mexico and the Am SW after a party.)

Shivaree always seemed very, very funny to me.  In a demented way.  No Italian would stand for THAT!  Likely because his mother was there with them.   Laughing

Yes, Coe, four sisters.  Being the eldest, I luxuriated in every attempt to catch them off guard!  After MY "Rabbit," I'd try to coax each one into saying NOT rabbit.  What fun!   Twisted Evil

My baby sister continued Rabbit with her children, only instead of presents they were to get "good luck" all month!  How cheap is that???  HER grandchildren now do the Rabbit thing.
bieramar

puc reducks wrote:
Oyster bar in Iowa?  Mountain Oysters???


Nope - so-called "freshwater oysters" were shipped out of Manhattan NY throughout the U.S. of the 19th century - especially after the railroads were operational, but before by land and water.

So-called "freshwater" because live oysters were layered between freshwater ice layers and cornmeal - the live oysters would cleanse themselves by replacing the grit with the cornmeal on their frigid journey, so that an Iowan or a New Mexican (Santa Fe menus and diaries of the 19th century also include oysters) would have a chilled more plump fresh oyster than the coast inhabitants did!

Shucked oysters were also packed in meal and ice to save space.
jasmine

scrutney wrote:
coebul wrote:
We called those cars perdunkle.


i thought it was padiddle.

if two people said the same thing at the same time, the first person to say "coke on you" was owed a coke.

if two people said "coke on you" at the same time in response, the first person to say "double it" was owed an ounce of peruvian flake.

we grew up early in dc, as our rhinoplasty bills will attest.

hold a button when you see a hearse, or you'll be the next person in the back (probably due to winning the "double it" contest, once too often.)



It was paddidle, when you saw a car with one headlight, you said paddidle and there was a kiss involved.  What the hell is a perdunkle.  Coe, did you ever get kissed?
scrutney

jasmine wrote:
 What the hell is a perdunkle.  


urban dictionary wrote:

perdunkle
A modern day wood nymph. This is a word that describes a girl that is most literally a force of nature. She both makes you smile and frustrates you at once. Her powers are endless.
Boy: "YOU'RE SUCH A PERDUNKLE!"

Girl: "What did I do?"

Boy: "You know what you did. . .!"

perdunkle
Very large swinging pannus. Large apron on a fat person that hangs over the genitals.


jasmine wrote:
Coe, did you ever get kissed?


probably...but something tells me that we don't want the details.
coebul

scrutney wrote:


probably...but something tells me that we don't want the details.
Damn straight!  And whether or not you want the details ain't gona change a thing.  I don't kiss and tell.  

And it was Perdunkle where I grew up.  Can't speak for that sissy Scrutney!

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