Last weekend my husband published an affectionate post on his blog that outlined some of my favorite expressions. Now I am going to do the same for him. You can share some of your own if you’d like.

Smeg!: A Range classic, meaning darn or darn it. He got it from the T.V. show Red Dwarf (BBC) which is one of his favorites.

Wippy!: This is another Range original which generally refers to silly behaviour as in: “Don’t be such a wippy!”. This comes from the name of the American actress Whoopi Goldberg, who he loves to despise. According to Range, her only good role was in Star Trek as Guinan. That was it.

Schlippy: as in Wippy.

The Earl: This is a nickname that Range refers to me by. I don’t know why he chose this title. Perhaps it has to do with my British heritage. He usually follows the expression by the word wippiness: meaning “The Earl of Wippiness.”

Spanky McGee: this is another Range expression that he uses to describe my behaviour, again usually after some silliness has occurred. For example: “There goes Spanky McGee going on about things!” or “Spanky McGee, strutting her stuff!”. This comes from the movie Nanny McPhee.

That’s Right!: Range is right! He knows it and as his wife I know it too.

Don’t get those panties tied in a knot: Range usually uses this expression to refer to some worry I may be thinking about.

Oochie-poo: an affectionate term for cuddling or love, as in “Oochie-poo, I love you”.


2 Responses to “Rangeisms”

  1. January 15, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    I can tell he’s going to be tha-rilled about that last one.

  2. September 8, 2007 at 10:43 am

    It’s a great post, I love her very much!

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