Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grody!

OK people... I know some of you readers were kids in the 80s, so back me up here. Tonight the kids and I were on a walk and Kameron was talking about when he was 2 or 3 and he dipped cantaloupe into ketchup. Kassidy said, "Ewww that's so gross!" And I said, "Grody even!"

And there was silence. All we could hear was the crickets as the kids looked at me like I was from Mars.

Then they burst into laughter. Seriously. "GRODY?!?! What's THAT????? hahahahahahahahaha"

"Grody! Gross! Come ON! That's what we said when I was younger."

"Mom," Kassidy said, "You're so weird."

So please, tell my kids that back in the day, "Grody" was a cool word! It was RAD even! Please?!

(And yes, I know I'm weird.)

39 comments :

Melissa said...

Oh Yes, It was! I'm sure I used it, especially in reference to my two little brothers. Never could bring myself to say Rad though :)

Anonymous said...

It was even "Grody to the Max" if it was bad enough!

Leigh
Marietta, GA

LaForestGump said...

I proudly admit to saying "grodey" even now. I have also passed it down to my children. lol

mom2natnkatncj said...

Ummm, sorry Renee, I don't remember that. Maybe it was a district thing though and it never caught on where I lived ;). Joe doesn't know it either.

Cammie Heflin said...

It was cool kiddos, your words these days gag me with a spoon! :)

momof4as said...

Grody is like totally in our vocabulary, fer sure!

My California cousins amazed me with RAD, which was new to me back then!

I was a teenager in the 80s Renee... somewhere I still have the 45 (anybody remember those??) of "Valley Girl" with Moon Unit Zappa...

Heather

Anonymous said...

um i say grody... i may stop since it's"weird" but i use it every now and then.

mallory

Karen said...

Of course I remember GRODY! That was one of the best words back then. I'd even say it while I was wearing my leg warmers! I love the "grody to the max" reminder! Dude, that was rad! And, yep, I remember 45s...I may even still have some down in the depths of my basement.

Rita Andrews said...

Totally Grody!!! Yes oh yes I remember saying that ...and even today if something totally grosses me out i will say...GRODY!!!!


Even if its wierd...

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I had completely forgotten that word!!! FUNNY!!! LOL!!

StephthefutrRxDr said...

I used that word once in a while LOL

Ashley's Attic said...

I was a child of the '90's and I remember 'grody' being around quite often even then!

Lori, Natalie and Alyssa (downsyn) said...

I said that all the time and I agree that if it was bad enough it was "grody to the max". hahaha! We also said that things were "mint". Love the 80's!

Anonymous said...

YES! I remember that word! But I think it was one of those that I didn't allow you to say!! I'm sure you didn't use that word when I wasn't around...DID YOU??!! LOL And I do remember the "gag me with a spoon" being around then too...never could figure out why a spoon and not a fork or a knife..Oh well. I think "grody" came from that song about "Go Tell Aunt Grody..." LOL LOL..oh yeah...Aunt ROADY...
Love, Mom

Cynthia said...

Totally! Grody was a high use word!
It was even worse than gross! So -- cantaloupe in ketchup, and they look at you like you are weird? Totally bogus!

Laurie said...

That word was like Totally Awesome! :D Totally to the max!

narretto said...

I remember "grody to the max!" too, that was just the most disgusting. I dont use that but now that you have reminded me that it was a "weird" word I will have to use it and see what my kids think LOL
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Lisa Turner said...

OH yeah, I remember that word...."grody to the max". I can't figure out the words they use now....like "sick". I hear it is a good thing to be "sick"? lol....hahahahaha

Lisa Turner said...

By the way....it was great to see you and Kennedy again. We had such a great time. Thank you for spending your evening with us!
Love you guys,
Lisa, Tom, Elijah and Mara

June Berger said...

Ewwww, soooo grody, even grody to the max, fer sure!

My Three Sons said...

Yes I said grody, far out, narly(I think I spelled it right). I think we call it old school???? So see kids, we had cool words too. I will need to have my kids read this blog. They think I'm not "hip".......

Lauren said...

Oh yeah, I still use grody! There are definitly times that call for "grody" word!

Lyndi said...

I remember grody and gag me with a spoon, and everything being "gravy" when it was good. Now it's phat and sick. Tacky as the 80s were, with tight roll jeans and slouch socks, they were fun!

Lily said...

I still say grody sometimes!

~Erica~ said...

I was always throwing down the "grody" so you aren't that old! I am 28 and I totally remember it. I love doofus! That is one of my favorites!

Debbie Yost said...

Really? They've never heard of Grody? It's such a groovy word.

Mary said...

Grody is such an awesome word! It cannot be replaced! Oh how I miss the 80's and the neonness of it all...NOT!

Violet said...

I am 22, and we totally said Grodie and Rad (or Radical) growing up. We have video tapes of my brother saying Rad. We also said "goober", "Doy", Righteous (recently repopularized by Finding Nemo)"Spaz""Crackalackin"and many more!!!

Your kids are too funny!

Jeanette said...

I was a total valley girl. My dad was stationed in California during my junior high years. So..... I was LIKE totally into Valley girl speak, I mean LIKE if you didn't say Grody to the max, gag me with a spoon, totally tubular, barf me out, fer sure, radical and I'm so sure, then you were so not cool. (Wow, that was a flashback)

WheresMyAngels said...

That must of been after my time!lol

Carol VR said...

I'm on the kids side this time.

Weird very weird...LOL

Marsha said...

I love Gordy and still use it to this day at times. In fact, in college, i had an email address at gorhody.com (go-rhody: as in the name of the university of RI's mascot being Rhody). But if you say Go Rhody quickly, it comes out as gordy!)

Kim said...

Someone already posted this but we use to say "Grody to the max"!

Yesterday I was at a scrapbook store and they had paper with 80's sayings. Of course I had to buy it.

Laura said...

Grody...ok I still believe it can be used today, referring to food, diapers, smells....so does that mean I'm stuck in the 80's????

So, Kass and Kam your Mom is Totally Awesome for saying GRODY! LOL

proudmommy4 said...

i was only born in the 80's but i have used that word. in fact my husband uses it to describe that 'time' of the month...i don't know. he's the weird one. :)

Amy R. said...

Grody to the Max!!!!!!! The 80's rocked.

Rachel said...

I am almost 36 years old and I still Say GRODY. My kids now use the term (the boys anyway).

Yes kiddo's your mom is old, but from a WONDERFUL TIME and Grody was a terrific word then and now.

Rachel

Michelle said...

Absolutely! I gotta vouch for "Grody"! My kids do that kind of stuff to me all the time. I'll have to start writing the stuff down because I always forget. ha ha

nora said...

how funny, i havent heard or heard of anyone using that word in forever..ha ha ha yea it was a cool way to say nasty. i feel old.