The Embarrassing Private Languages of Couples
Why can’t we stop saying awful things like “diggle dog”?
By Suzannah Weiss
A few months into our relationship, my boyfriend and I started adding funny-sounding syllables to the beginnings of words. Hug became “higgle hug,” bed became “bibble bed,” dog became “diggle dog,” and so on, following this unspoken “iggle/ibble”…