Does your Family Have Its Own Dialect?…Also Known as a ‘Familect’
It's like a mash-up of "family" and "dialect."
Have you heard the term “familect” before? It’s like a mash-up of “family” and “dialect.” It means made-up words or phrases that only you and your family use. It also includes things like inside jokes and shared references. For example, maybe your dad accidentally called himself your “dud” 20 years ago. So, you’ve been teasing him by calling him dud ever since. Someone polled over 20,000 Americans and asked if their family has its own “familect”. Around two in five people said yes.