Friday, March 22, 2013

that which we call a woobie

by any other name would feel as soft...

a woobie is an object that is used for its comforting characteristics ... this is Super Man and his woobie...
where's the baby?!? THERE he is!!!

and here he is, taking it for a stroll...
hey!!! how did you get over here?!?

Super Man is a little son/grandson/nephew/brother of Bronco fans, so his woobie is made from Bronco fleece ... the little ribbon tabs are triple stitched for safety ... he uses his woobie to play peekaboo and fetch and snuggle...

Isabelle of In This Life wouldn't call it a woobie ... i dunno what it would be called in Scotland but we should know in a few days... 

in Sundayville we call a crocheted or knitted blanket an afghan, but Isabelle would call it a shawl ... and a crib is called a cot ... and a diaper is a nappy ... a cookie is a biscuit ... and a biscuit is a scone ... i think that dessert is a pudding, but is not necessarily smooth and creamy ... a baked potato is a baked potato - but i dunno if Isabelle would call one "loaded" if it came with butter/bacon/sour cream/cheese/chives ... nine-ish is the back of nine  ... when something will happen in a fortnight, we call it two weeks ... and we say "okay" instead of fine ... unless we are talking about something that is fine in the finer sense of the word - then we say finer than frog fur...

 I understand that you little guys start out with your woobies and you think they're great ... and they are. They are terrific. But pretty soon a woobie isn't enough. You're out on the street trying to score an electric blanket, or maybe a quilt. And the next thing you know, you're strung out on bedspreads, Ken. That's serious.
Jack Butler from the movie  Mr. Mom


  1. Haha! You're so funny! My kids had their scrubbies (which always had satin bindings--that's the part you scrub on!--word invented by eldest daughter.

  2. My kids had a see-see. Started out as a silky and that's what it ended up being called. Now they are just shreds!

  3. We don't have a word for it! "Blanket with little tags for the baby to feel" - hmm, don't think that's going to trip off the tongue. Woobie it is.

    Hope you're feeling better.

  4. No matter how you call it: it looks soft, cuddly and warm. Overhere it's freezing, windy, snowy...I want one. A big one!!

    At school we were teached English.British english. Our teacher used to say that Americans were "murdering the King's (Queen's) English" and "it hurt his ears".
    I too say eg "fortnight" and "autumn" instead of fall....."
    I will put a vote in for "woobie":)

  5. I love that I can read about Isabelle in Scotland and because of her I can read about you in the USA - isn't blogland a nice place to be :)

    Thanks for the taggy / woobie explanation. Big corporations and names, huh!

  6. No, baked potatoes with things in them are just baked potatoes with cheese (or whatever). Not loaded. Loaded means rich! - or just laden.