Mum has a habit of making up new words lately. Some of them are so good that they have become integrated in normal family chat. Today was a particularly prolific day for new words. I made her a cup-a-soup and she described it as ‘farmy’ meaning not very nice. Another word that appeared today was ‘wolvine’. That apparently means the opposite of grim.
She has also been asking where Milly Molly Mandy (an Enid Blyton character) is today.
My 33-year-old daughter has been visiting this week and mum asked her how many times she closed her eyes. My daughter, Daisy, said ‘I’m not sure Gran. How about you?’ to which mum replied ‘Once a week on a Thursday afternoon.’
Later, at teatime when a tiny piece of grated cheese escaped onto the tablecloth mum said it wasn’t cheese, it was an elfin’s torpedo.