In the opinion of this court, this child is depraved on account he ain't had a normal home

A couple of weeks ago I commented on an annoying-slash-hilaaaarious conversational habit of mine. I picked up on another one that my sister and I do while we were grocery shopping today:

1: Where is the [X]? (Or brings up [X] in some other context)
2: You're an [X]!
1: I'll [X] you!

Such as:

Alfie: Where are the cheese and crackers?
me: You're cheese and crackers!
Alfie: I'll cheese and crackers you!

Then when we went to drive home, Alfie unlocked the car and let me in. I reached over and grabbed the keys off her lap and joked, "Ha ha, sorry for grabbing your crotch."

"Are you going to blog that?" asked Alfie, who seems to be paranoid/hopeful that every moderately amusing exchange we have is going to end up in the blog.

"No," I responded. "There aren't really a whole lot of musicals with people grabbing crotches."

"Maybe Rent," said Alfie, who hasn't seen it.

"Yeah, you would think that if a musical was going to have cratchgrobbing, it would be Rent."

"Cratchgrobbing!"

"Cratchgrobbing. That's a funny word. You're a cratchgrob."

"I'm gonna cra-- wait, no."

srah - Wednesday, 21 November 2007 - 3:58 PM
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Comments (10)

gravatar alfie - November 21, 2007 - 4:07 PM -

Cratchgrob.

gravatar macoosh - November 21, 2007 - 5:39 PM -

yay! i wasn't beat to the punch this time....

WEST SIDE STORY.

krump your cratchgrobbing!

gravatar cdp - November 21, 2007 - 7:09 PM -

Cratchgrobbing: the srah story. Next on Lifetime.

gravatar srah - November 23, 2007 - 12:43 AM -

Point for macoosh!

gravatar tiff - November 24, 2007 - 5:44 PM -

My cousin do this, but it's always "your face is (x)!" but haha... your face is a crotchgrobber is just so so mean.

gravatar Cheryl - November 27, 2007 - 8:35 AM -

I do the "You're a (x)" too. My new coworker recently made a comment on it. I wonder where I got it....

gravatar srah - November 27, 2007 - 8:46 AM -

Yeah, I can't think of a TV show where "you're a (x)" or "your face is (x)" came up, but they're pretty common. Maybe people learn them at summer camp. Whenever I can't figure out the origin of something, I figure it's summer camp.

gravatar jess - November 28, 2007 - 4:08 AM -

The "So's your face" comeback was on an episode of Scrubs recentlyish. My husband and I picked up from there and now frequently use it.

Hadn't heard it before then though. Obviously it's not an Aussie taunt.

gravatar katie - November 28, 2007 - 10:30 PM -

In case you're ever looking for a rhyme for cratchgrob, I thought of mecrob right away.

gravatar srah - November 28, 2007 - 11:23 PM -

What the heck is a mecrob?

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