Or Maybe My Family Is Just Very Strange?
January 19, 2012 9:14 AM Subscribe
Is 'geewopperjod' a made-up word?
posted by amicamentis to writing & language (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My mom describes things askew as being 'geewopperjod'. As in, "hon, come here, your tie is all geewopperjod". It is pronounced "jee-wop-er-jod". I assume that this is a completely fabricated word.
I am curious though - is this just a made-up word in my family? Is it a regional thing (we're in SW PA)? Is it a bastardization of a word from another language? Where could this word have come from?