Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Neologisms of Aramis

I’m trying to settle the children’s lunch when I hear Aramis call me from behind the open refrigerator door

A: Mummy, I need your help.

Me: OK, coming.

A: MUMMY, I need your help NOW.

Me: OK OK.

A: MUMMY, come NOW! Quick, it’s going to teet me!

I finally walk over to the fridge. “What’s going to ‘teet’ you?” I ask, amused by the urgency in his voice. Aramis, who is struggling to get something out of the fridge, says, “You know, when the fridge door is open for too long? And then it goes TEEEEET! I don’t like that sound.”

Clearly these fridge designers know what they’re doing!