Discussion Forum

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
What's the word?
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
2012/12/16
3:04am
Raffee
Iran
Member
Forum Posts: 235
Member Since:
2012/06/03
Offline
1
0

Maybe you've also heard it on This American Life. A woman was talking about her relationship with his boyfriend who had dumped her and that she had starting to write his number on bathroom walls "across the United States", so that people would call and tell him that his 'chilouppa' really missed him. I couldn't find a word pronounced like that except 'chalupa'. Now if it's a term of endearment as well, how could it be related to the other meaning- kind of a fried corn? Is it somehow like what we, Iranians, say- I like it so much so that I like to eat it?

2012/12/16
11:06am
Admin
Forum Posts: 605
Member Since:
2007/08/23
Offline
2
0

Rafee, can you point us to a particular episode (and time stamp in it) at http://www.thisamericanlife.org/.

Thanks,
Emmett

2012/12/16
1:24pm
Dick
Fort Worth, TX
Member
Forum Posts: 325
Member Since:
2010/10/19
Offline

I found a transcript of the TAL episode you're referring to.

<http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/457/transcript

In this transcript it is spelled "Chalupa". 

People make all kinds of words into terms of endearment.  I've heard stranger.

2012/12/17
1:55am
Raffee
Iran
Member
Forum Posts: 235
Member Since:
2012/06/03
Offline
4
0

That was weird! I would be happy to know some weirder terms or just as weird!

It had been completely expunged from my mind that there were episode transcripts on the website!

Thank you both. 

2012/12/17
4:08am
Admin
Forum Posts: 605
Member Since:
2007/08/23
Offline
5
0

Terms of endearment may be a subset of nicknames.

W.C. Fields is famous for saying, "My little chickadee." My wife and I called our first child a "muffin in the oven".

Little babies are often called pumpkins (or punkins). And the small carriers are called pumpkin seats.

Emmett

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 161

Currently Online: Glenn, tromboniator
54 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Heimhenge: 699

Bob Bridges: 670

Ron Draney: 608

RobertB: 407

tromboniator: 355

Dick: 325

samaphore: 319

Robert: 307

dilettante: 286

Raffee: 235

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 600

Members: 2966

Moderators: 1

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 1

Topics: 3011

Posts: 15855

Newest Members: merlene, m213495, Jeff Axelrod, lethealgia, Lisamm, mcalter, documen, werpknarly, Beffa, rdt2

Moderators: Grant Barrett (1411)

Administrators: Martha Barnette (827), Grant Barrett (1411), EmmettRedd (605), Glenn (1539), timfelten (0)