Sunday, March 9, 2008

Mathews 101: All Swolled Up

Welcome to yet another FASCINATING Mathews County language lesson.

When someone SWELLS UP, they are COPPING AN ATTITUDE. Gettin' huffy. Pissed off. Upset.

There are various forms of the verb "swell," some of which, like SWOLLED, have not a hint of being in the ballpark of grammatically correct, but the point is that when someone's swelled up, it's so bad that no rules apply.

For example:

Daughter: "Hey, Daddy, where's Mumma?"
Father: "I dont know. She's all swelled up."
Daughter: "What's she swollen up over?"
Father: " Who the he** knows. All I did was (insert any Man Activity of your choice here that would have nothing to do with being a helpful partner to his spouse) and now she's not speaking to me. She's SWOLLED UP I tell ya."

Being SWELLED (or swolled) UP is contagious. In the scenario above, the Father inevitably becomes swollen. Or swelled.

Or swolled.

And the Daughter exercises extreme patience until all parties DEFLATE.


tj said... that was me yesterday! I was all SWELLED up because my husband had forgotten my birthday! He also forgot our 15th anniversary last year...(*sigh*) Anyway, to say the least, "SWELLING UP" happens alot around here! lol... :o)

...Gosh CBW, your blog is fantastic! You lil' sneek you - it looks like you've been doing this for a lil' while... I've got some catching up to do! I love hearing from you, you're always so much fun and upbeat and you always make me laugh! I remember first reading your comments on PW's site and laughing myself silly! :o)

...Needless to say, I'll be a regular here - if there's anything I can help you with just let me know! I'll try my best... ;o)

...Blessings to you girl... :o)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Hey, tj!! Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging words. This is a "practice" blog, because I have no idea what the heck I'm doing, but I sincerely appreciate your visit!

And you get a gold star for accurately using the term "swelled up" correctly.

That husband of yours...I believe I'm starting to get swelled up now! Anyway, here's wishing you a very HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!
And the present I wish for you is a better memory for your husband.

Kit said...

YOU are so funny! I love this post. I found you because your comments on Bossy's sight always make me laugh, especially "shituation". Is that a Mathews word?
Glad to have found you!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Hey, Kit! Thanks so much for stopping by. That word that I use on Bossy's site came from none other than the Queen of Blogs herself Bossy! ( for anyone who doesn't know her. I'd link, but that requires some common sense.) I can't remember the details of the post, but she snuck that word right in and I've been in love with it ever since! I feel bad for using it so much over there, but I am trying to pay homage to her for introducing me to that word, which I find hilarious. Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by! I'm new at all this as you can see by my lack of anything resembling technology here. Thanks again.