Monday, February 22, 2010

Name Calling

S and I tease each other a lot. It's what we do with people we love. We also have a thing for calling each other names. No, not those names. We tend to make up words actually. So the other day in the car, while he was driving a *tad* over the speed limit, I called him a "squindrel". Kinda like half scoundrel, half squirrel.

S: What'd you call me? 
E: A squin-drel. Keep up.
S: What the heck is that? 
E: Does it matter?

Leopard tank and Shrug - Winners, Jeans - Just Cavalli, OTKs - Guess

Suddenly I pictured S and I as little kids. Me calling him names with him looking at me with a blank stare. Me having to explain myself, him being a gnat. Him hogging everything, me screaming "MINE!" Suddenly it dawned on me...

E: I'm glad we met later in life.

S: What? Why?

E: Mmm...I don't think we would've liked each other as kids.

S: [Laughs] Of course not...we don't like each other now.

E: [Laughs].....squindrel.
And that folks, is how we stay happily married.
Hope you had a fabulous weekend!
xo Ela


  1. I think the languages we invent as lovers are really fascinating. It's not something you really talk about much as "normal" people -- so thanks for sharing! Squindrel is actually really fun to say! My man calls me a bitch-puff. What the heck does THAT mean? He insists it's cute. I think it might be mean....and a little cute.


  2. Haha! I like babbling to my hubs in my own made up language too. Oh yeah we would've totally annoyed each other if we were kids. XP

  3. Haha, I'm all about the making up of names and such.

  4. Lol! that's so cute! couples that tease each other stay together I reckon :) its the humour that keeps things light :)

  5. Great cardi, my mom has got a similar piece. :-)

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  6. And I agree with you... always keep the magic and fun alive. :-)

  7. Ela, you and your hubby are so cute!!! Marriage is a great thing, isn't it! :) You're looking fabulous as well. Hope you are doing well.

    xx Love & Aloha.

  8. Love the new word! I think all couples have their own little words/inside jokes. That's what makes it fun.

    I think if K and I had met even 5 years ago it wouldn't have worked. We wouldn't have been in the right place for each other.

  9. This is the best way to stay happy together! So cute!

  10. LOL... squindrel is a pretty awesome word! We tend to have our own language as well, but it's not as original. Basically taking an existing word and pronouncing it completely different ;-)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  11. Haha cute ;)

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

  12. I often tell MrB that he's "full of okayness."

  13. the husband and i are similar--always poking fun at each other. we prefer it that way, otherwise, how boring would things be?!

  14. Ummmmmmm yeah. The hubs and I call each other Poops and the dude is Stinks. No joke. Good thing we met someone as immature as the other. Ah ha ha

  15. Love the animal print!

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  16. You two are SO FREAKING CUTE! Seriously. I demand to see a tv script for your upcoming 30 minute sitcome ASAP! Lol. xoxo

  17. Spencer and I have known each other for a long time, and weve had that discussing before of what would have happened had we gotten together sooner (we both had crushes on each other on and off for years) and we dont think we would have worked out as well. One of us would have wanted to be free for awhile, or to travel abroad, one of us would have been too busy/immature/etc.....
    We realize that everything happened for a reason, and when the time happened and the fates aligned it all just clicked. It was natural...and it still is!
    Everything happens for a reason :)

  18. Just happened upon your blog and I think it's gorgeous...I've been reading through your posts and I love them all! I will definitly be back to read more...

    Love love love,



  19. i think that was cute :)
    and squindrel? lolzz

  20. Squindrel... too funny.

    N and I sort of are like this. He more than I.

    He bastardizes my name... with I ought'n go into with you or here, but one day you will find out. All the ways he f*cks up my name makes him giggle and me wrinkle my nose in annoyance, but in the end his incessant giggling gets the better of me.

    All the laughing together definitely renews the love.

  21. Ha ha, squindrel! That is great, BK and I have our silent "love language" too. Isn't love grand?

  22. hahah squindrel!!! love it. we make up names for each other too. and our cat, who gets most of the names actually...

  23. Squindrel?!!? Perhaps my new favorite word... oh I love it!!

    Happy Monday to you... hope you had a goood day today :)

  24. Haha, so cute! Agree with the comments here, little silly things like this is what keeps the marriage alive after all the years! This is probably a *couple thing* as we're the same way. If I write down all our made-up words, I probably could compile a mini dictionary!

  25. Hahaha, you guys are SO cute!! I call my husband names all the time.. lol! But he doesn't catch on..

    I love that shrug on you! and you're totally rocking those OTKs. I couldn't.. I have stumpy legs. YOu have long lean legs! Every woman's dream!

  26. You two remind me of that commercial where the two girls are name calling using playground terms like "you lint licker!" Do you know what i'm talking about? Its hilarious.

    Ps. Love the boots yo!

  27. lol you two are so funny! love your OTKs girl!

  28. LOL Anthony and I call each other names too, but a lot more profaine than what you and S call each other. Love the leopard print, lately I'm so obsessed with it! Btw you watching the game tonight?! I'm so excited and we better not lose this time!!

  29. yes... name calling is an everyday thing with me and the bf.. it keeps things exciting. ahhaha! ;P

  30. hahah oh ela, how i have missed you and how much i can relate to you! i love making up names/our own language, it definitely does keep things interesting and fun/cute.

    have a wonderful rest of your week! :)

  31. I can relate...

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello.
    Have a great day!

  32. Adorable!! I love you and S! YOur guys are like my favorite bloggy couple :)

    I love making up names and languages! It is truly a way to stay super happy and fun :)


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