|Dathon and Picard|
I, however, thought it was dumb. Nobody speaks that way was my argument. Then I thought about phrases our family uses that no one else would understand and realized the premise isn't as dumb as I originally thought. Yes, I was wrong. If I said to you, "don't do a McDonald's job," or "let's eat at 'ney's," or "the drum room," or "wake up; do math" you probably wouldn't have any idea what I was talking about. But, Lindsay or Matt or Tommy or I would know exactly what I meant.
We do bring our experiences, history, personalities, and culture into our communication. And, that's a good thing. It brings us closer when we remember how those metaphors came to be. What about you? Any metaphors your family uses?