The word from inside

I’ve always had a “thing” for jargon. I love inside lingo, the little terms and phrases that are used by the folks on the inside to communicate in their own shorthand. I’ve worked in jobs where we kicked around wibs, 2-upping, headers, and hals, just to name a few.

Driving in winter has its own special language. This will be the 22nd New Hampshire I’ve driven in, and it’s always fun seeing how people deal with it. In fact, just the other day, I got to say to my boss:

“Sorry I’m late. I was stuck behind this U-Boat Commander who was polishing the ice in her brand-new four-wheel-slide.”

Wizbang Bonus Bucks to the first person to successfully translate that sentence into English. And for the most creative inaccurate interpretation.

(Wizbang Bonus Bucks are only exchangeable with Flanian Pobble Beads and Triganic Pus.)

Update: DaveK pretty much nailed it.

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