A Weird Thing My Drunk Canadian Mother used to say.
May 20, 2022 11:44 AM   Subscribe

For the life of me, I have never heard this phrase anywhere else. Just going phonetical here, but "Has your sufficiency been suphonsiphied? (Just guessing on the ph instead of f thing) I guess that meant kind of meant "have you had enough to eat?" or, "Have you had enough?" She was from Winnipeg. late of a farm from Lundar, with people in Gimli. Anyone else heard this?
posted by timsteil to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Let This Suffice On Suffonsifying
posted by eschatfische at 11:53 AM on May 20, 2022 [13 favorites]

Best answer: This is in Margaret Atwood's novel Cat's Eye, where it appears as something that the classy, wealthy family says to be ironic as an in-joke.

While they are busy neglecting and shattering their youngest daughter, of course.
posted by Frowner at 11:55 AM on May 20, 2022 [8 favorites]

This rings a bell with me, most likely because I have read Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood several times over the years. An article
posted by lizard music at 11:55 AM on May 20, 2022 [2 favorites]

my dad (born and raised in Quebec) used to say after a big meal, "I've had an ample sufficiency."
posted by philip-random at 12:27 PM on May 20, 2022

My dad (Ontario-raised) has said “I am sufficiently suffonsified” for as long as I can remember.
posted by alicat at 12:56 PM on May 20, 2022

Best answer: My grandfather and father (raised in Ontario) say this.
posted by ssg at 12:58 PM on May 20, 2022

My parents (both raised in Ontario, but in different parts of the province) often say "I am sufficiently suffonsified," usually with a bit of a lofty, upper-class tone.
posted by pised at 4:16 PM on May 20, 2022

The novel (and later film) "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" was popular in Canada in the 70's. It had the phrase "Have we had sufficient to suffice? Are we sufficiently supped?" or something along those lines. That unique phrase has children.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 7:54 PM on May 20, 2022

Moira Rose throws suffonsify out on Schitt’s Creek, though not your full alliterative phrase.
posted by kitten kaboodle at 1:16 AM on May 21, 2022 [1 favorite]

My mum and my aunt both born and raised in Victoria BC said something similar after a meal. They'd ask "Are you sufficiently suffosiffied?"
posted by Zedcaster at 9:09 AM on May 21, 2022

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posted by timsteil at 11:50 AM on May 21, 2022 [6 favorites]

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