Do You Say ‘Uber Driver’ or ‘Oovoo Javer’?
If your parents are constantly mispronouncing the names for things, then you're not alone.
my mom calls netflix “neckflix” 😂
— Jules (@thecityofjules) June 8, 2018
Twitter user, @thecityofjules, shared on the social media site about the way her mum mispronounces the word Netflix and calls it “Neckflix” instead. Because parents don’t usually have the faintest idea of what their child is talking about, the names of popular modern-day things soon become a series of nicknames that sound close, but not quite right to the actual name.
From here on out, “Netflix and chill” will now be called “Neckflix”
— 🍑🗣 ISS STONE FRUIT SEASON 🍑🍒✨ (@asadashakur) June 8, 2018
But Jules was not alone, as other Twitter users began sharing their parents’ versions for the names of the things we use in our day-to-day lives. Over seven hundred people shared, but we’ve compiled the best ones that are sure to make your sides hurt from laughter.
lmao my dad calls uber "Hoover"
— lakin (@lakinimani) June 9, 2018
My mom says “Tha” Wal Mark
— Biskup20 (@BiskupBo) June 10, 2018
My mother in law calls it Neckflix as well! She also calls the Wii “the weed”, and Hulu “who-loo-who” and bathing suits “baby suits” 😂
— Sadie Wiatrek (@Sadielynnism) June 12, 2018
My dad makes everything possessive. Examples: "Chipotle's", "Barnes and Noble's", "Wendy's's"
— my name's not joe (@joshlopez912) June 12, 2018
My mama says everything with THE:
“THE Netflix “ and calls Facebook “The Timeline” and “ The Snackchat “ 🤣😂
— Junie June3rd Chappelle 👑 (@PrinceLlewellyn) June 12, 2018
Some of these names are pretty good, and I am 100% behind calling Snapchat, ‘The Snackchat’ instead. We’re sure that mama is sending many snaps of her looking like a snack to all her friends, so we see where she gets the name from. I think the favourite one my mom has come up with, is calling Fajitas, ‘Fanheaters’ instead and I have to admit, I have never pronounced them the right way since.
It’s an honest mistake we all make, but parents definitely come up with the cutest names that are just so close to the real thing, but just not quite the original.
What funny names do your parents call everyday things? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.