Saturday, September 12, 2009

Alert! Alert! Critical Update!

Remember how I concluded that "Smack Me A Somerset" must have only been a phrase my mother's family used while she was growing up. That conclusion was based on the fact that only my mom and aunts said it, AND I could find nothing through a google search. I thought that if you can't find it on google, it doesn't exist.

THEN, my dad said he had always heard it too. All his life! From his own family! Since my mom and dad clearly didn't grow up in the same family, I must conclude that the phrase could be regional after all. The investigation continues...

Sidenote: They think it means "to surprise", however the literal translation would mean to hit someone so hard it makes them turn a flip (aka somerset). When I surprise someone, it doesn't usually involve hitting them but oh well!

1 comment:

Becky said...

You are too funny! I love it whatever it means. I miss you, it would be fun to get together sometime!